043: Kids Are Not Defective (Introduction)


PICTURED: A listener sent me this example of his son's (first grade) school work, which includes the teacher's thoughts on his exercise of creativity.

The introduction to a new series of shows about some other messages forced into the minds of children and young adults. These shows will include topics like medication, parenting, spanking, behavioral "disorders," bullying, "reward" systems and zero tolerance policies.

Today, and hopefully someday this will not be the case, childhood and adolescence are not about a process of discovery that eventually leads to the embrace of ideas and beliefs that are chosen by you. Instead, childhood and adolescence are all about a process of training that eventually leads to the acceptance of ideas and beliefs that are inflicted upon you.

Also, a discussion of how the state is "fed" by the schools and the family.

Bumper Music:
"In the Waiting Line" by Zero 7

Look Closer:
Frontline -The Medicated Child

ABC News: Zero Tolerance School Discipline Policies

What’s the Matter with Kids Today? By Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.


Wes Bertrand's Website: logicallearning.net

Freedomain Radio 211: Childhood Prisons

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