Podcasts

090: Teachers Unions 101 – This Is What Hypocrisy Looks Like

An introduction to a series of shows about the teachers and public sector unions, and the recent protests. It would have been nice to skip this topic, but we can't. Discussed: -Angry again -The Wisconsin situation spreads -Students protesting with and for teachers -Public sector union evasion -Voices -Choices -Consistency -The inverse relationship between obvious truth and the need for training Look Closer: Retirement “Education” Behind the Wisconsin Teacher Protests http://www.erollover.com/blogger/Mike-Rowan/wisconsin-teachers-protest-retirement-benefits Child’s Play: Wisconsin Teachers Recruit Their Students to Save Union Jobs http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/260143/childs-play-wisconsin-teachers-recruit-their-students-save-union-jobs-christian-schnei Two-Thirds of Wisconsin Public-School 8th Graders Can’t Read Proficiently—Despite Highest Per Pupil Spending in Midwest Two-Thirds of Wisconsin Public-School 8th Graders Can’t Read Proficiently—Despite Highest Per Pupil Spending in Midwest Wisconsin protesters get children to chant

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089 (School News #6): Force Feeding…For the Children

In this show, I go nuts. The catalyst was an article called "Chicago school bans homemade lunches, the latest in national food fight". Discussed: -The government invites you to think less and depend more -The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act Bumper Music: "Urgent" Foreigner "I Want To Know What Love Is" Foreigner Look Closer: Michelle Obama's America: Chicago School Bans Bag Lunches to Protect Kids from Themselves http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2011/04/11/michelle-obamas-america-chicago-school-bans-bag-lunches-protect-kids-the Horrifying! Chicago School Bans Home Lunch... http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/10439-horrifying-chicago-school-bans-home-lunch-to-force-kids-to-eat-healthy-school-lunch Legislating Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids: Did Everyone Miss the Point? Legislating Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids: Did Everyone Miss The Point?

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088 (Supplemental): More Discussion With Laurette Lynn

At 52:53 in Keys #5: Unplugging and Activating, I cut out about 25 minutes of off-topic discussion to tighten up the show. However, I think it is definitely worth hearing. Discussed: -The War on Independent Thinking in schools, fact-checking teachers -The demand for "alternative" central plans -The futility of engaging the elders? -Can young people help their parents unplug? -Measuring personal success -Celebrity Worship -Self-trust Bumper Music: "Cooking By the Book" Lazy Town Look Closer: Laurette's Bio http://laurettelynn.blogspot.com/p/bio.html Laurette's Site http://unpluggedmom.com/ Related Posts094: Brett and Laurette Make Trouble (Unplugged Mom Radio)76This is my recent appearance as co-host on Unplugged Mom Radio with Laurette Lynn. The show airs Friday at 8am EST. The full show and all of Laurette's archives are ...

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087 (Keys Installment #5): Unplugging and Activating – A Show For Parents

Imagine a door to complete freedom, abounding opportunity and greater personal satisfaction... Public education is the lock. This is the fifth in a series of non-sequential shows about finding keys. Topic: Laurette Lynn of Unpluuggedmom.com joins me to discuss the challenges of home education and active parenting...and how to overcome them. "Unplugged" by Laurette Lynn I am an Unplugged Mom. I endorse an audaciously “Unplugged” family lifestyle through speaking, writing, blogging and on my radio show, Unplugged Mom Radio Show©. While my general focus is on embracing informal life-learning home education, the essence of what the message actually is, is more than that. It is an entire lifestyle. When we unplug from the passive parenting style that our culture has ...

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085: Free Talk Live – Stephanie and I Discuss Teacher Unions And Wisconsin Students

Stephanie Murphy and I host the FTL Sunday Show (03-13-11). The very talented Hannah Hoffman joins us about half way into the show, so be sure to get the whole show from the FTL archives. This is only the first half. Discussed: -The Wisconsin situation, Students protesting with teachers -Public vs. private sector unions -The mind-numbing mainstream media -Republicans and Democrats -Corporations -Reformed conservative -Treatment of children in society -Listening -ROTC and Police "Explorers" Look Closer: Stephanie's Website/Podcast: Porc Therapy http://porctherapy.com/ Free Talk Live http://www.freetalklive.com/

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084: Seeds (2 of 2) – Bullying, Way Up In the Tree

CHART: Some of the consequences of bullying Topic: This is my commentary on a NH Department of Education bullying seminar. The DoE's plan in a nutshell: If aggression causes aggression, try aggression. Bumper Music: "America Is" Violent Femmes Look Closer: NEA General Counsel Bob Chanin Says Farewell Does Nation's Toughest Anti-Bullying Law Violate the Constitution? http://video.foxnews.com/v/4432282/does-nations-toughest-anti-bullying-law-violate-the-constitution

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083: Seeds (1 of 2) – Small People Can Be Dangerous

(Part 1 of 2) For the last two months, I have been working primarily with younger kids (ages 6-10). While comparing and contrasting these recent experiences to my work with high school students, I gained a fresh perspective on this whole "school sucks" idea. Discussed: -Domination Systems -Crushing...courage, imagination, ambition, individuality -NCLB -Bureaucratic inertia in the tutoring business NOTE: This show was recorded in the car on February 18th and 23rd. Bumper Music: "Sunshine" Timbuk3 Look Closer: Teacher Cuts Off Girl's Braid In Front Of Class Teacher Still In Classrroom After Cutting Girl's Braid FDR1460 Statism and Early Education http://www.schoolsucksproject.com/fdr#fdr1460 How to think like Einstein: Seed Ideas http://books.google.com

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082: John Holt – Instead of Education (Freedom Book Club Discussion Part 2 of 2)

(Part 2 of 2) On February 26th 2011, I took part in a discussion about John Holt's book, Instead of Education. Other participants included Stefan Molyneux, Jake Desyllas, Luke David, Michael Demarco, Thomas Bell, Debbie Harbeson, Ivan Ivanov and Cheryl Hulseapple. Special thanks to Greg for setting up the conference on Skype. Bumper Music: "Crime of the Century" Supertramp "Take the Long Way Home" Supertramp Look Closer: Freedom Book Club on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Freedom-Book-Club/189728764133?sk=wall Instead of education: ways to help people do things better By John Holt http://books.google.com/books Freedomain Radio http://www.freedomainradio.com/ Related Posts081: John Holt - Instead of Education (Freedom Book Club Discussion Part 1 of 2)85(Part 1 of 2) On February 26th 2011, I took part in a discussion about ...

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081: John Holt – Instead of Education (Freedom Book Club Discussion Part 1 of 2)

(Part 1 of 2) On February 26th 2011, I took part in a discussion about John Holt's book, Instead of Education. Other participants included Stefan Molyneux, Jake Desyllas, Luke David, Michael Demarco, Thomas Bell, Debbie Harbeson, Ivan Ivanov and Cheryl Hulseapple. Special thanks to Greg for setting up and managing the conference on Skype. Bumper Music: "Logical Song" Supertramp "School" Supertramp Look Closer: Freedom Book Club on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Freedom-Book-Club/189728764133?sk=wall Instead of education: ways to help people do things better By John Holt http://books.google.com/books Freedomain Radio http://www.freedomainradio.com/ Related Posts082: John Holt - Instead of Education (Freedom Book Club Discussion Part 2 of 2)85(Part 2 of 2) On February 26th 2011, I took part in a discussion about John Holt's book, Instead ...

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080: Persuasion, Prussia, and the Purpose of Education (SAT Writing Class Rant)

PICTURE: Friedrich Nietzsche had eyebrows, mustaches, and ideas that all eventually grew out of control. In my SAT class last Saturday (2-19-11), a student pulled out an interesting essay question: "Is the purpose of education to change the world?" At this point, I was compelled to tell a story. Bumper Music: "Room At the Top" Adam Ant Look Closer: Nietzsche's Superman https://www.msu.edu/user/bradle45/nietzsche.htm The Übermensch and the Nazis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%9Cbermensch AGAINST SCHOOL: How public education cripples our kids, and why, By John Taylor Gatto http://www.spinninglobe.net/againstschool.htm Society and the Individual in Nietzsche's The Will to Power http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/travis_denneson/power.html

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079: Youth Bashing – A Generation Ago and Beyond

Back when I was a teenager, in the mid-1990s, a myriad of politicians, reporters, experts and officials all shared a serious concern over a growing problem: me “Today’s media portrayals of teens employ the same stereotypes once openly applied to unpopular racial and ethnic groups: violent, reckless, hypersexed, welfare-draining, obnoxious, ignorant. And like traditional stereotypes, the modern media teenager is a distorted image, derived from the dire fictions promoted by official agencies and interest groups.” -Mike Males, Bashing Youth (1994) Bumper Music: "Tea For the Tillerman" Cat Stevens "Burning Bridges" The Mike Curb Congregation Look Closer: Bashing Youth: Media Myths About Teenagers, By Mike Males http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=1224 The Case Against Adolescence: Rediscovering the Adult in Every Teen (Robert Epstein) http://www.amazon.com/Case-Against-Adolescence-Rediscovering-Adult/dp/188495670X AGAINST ...

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078: Nonviolent Communication Round-Table (w/ Wes Bertrand and Stefan Molyneux)

Wes, Stef and I discuss the theories of Marshall Rosenberg. Look Closer: Center for Nonviolent Communication http://www.cnvc.org/ Freedomain Radio http://www.freedomainradio.com/ Complete Liberty Home FDR 1836 Nonviolent Communication - An Introduction http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/FreedomainRadioVolume5/~3/Jir1irb5GAM/FDR_1836_NVC_Intro.mp3/

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077: Children of the State (Part 3) – Trapped

Why do most people turn a blind eye to the violence of the state? (Part 3) Discussed Today: -The Supplemental Security Income program -How the poor are victimized in the name of helping the poor -Medicaid -Other dependency traps Bumper Music: "I Who Have Nothing" Ben E. King "The Way I Are" Timbaland Look Closer: Psychotropic Medication Use Among Medicaid-Enrolled Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/121/3/e441 Massive Medicaid Fraud Exposed in Psychiatric Drugging of Kids in US http://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/blog/massive-medicaid-fraud-exposed-in-psychiatric-drugging-of-kids-in-us-0112.html THE OTHER WELFARE: A legacy of unintended side effects (The Boston Globe) http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/12/12/with_ssi_program_a_legacy_of_unintended_side_effects/ The Road to Serfdom, by Friedrich A. Hayek/a> http://mises.org/books/TRTS/

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076 (Supplemental): Brett On Peace Revolution Podcast – Origins of Money Round-Table

This is an excerpt from my recent appearance on Peace Revolution Podcast. In this episode, we discuss economic theory and the history of money. How does this relate to education? In this clip, we'll also touch on the "deliberate dumbing down" of the population, along with the importance of a systematic form of critical thinking, understanding rhetoric and the use of logical fallacies. Bumper Music: "Bling Bling" Birdman, Turk, Mannie Fresh, Juvenile, B.G. and Lil Wayne (aka The Cash Money Millionaires) Look Closer: Peace Revolution Podcast http://peacerevolution.podomatic.com/ Peace Revolution #12: Origins of Money - A Virtual Round-table Tragedyandhope.com http://tragedyandhope.com/

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075: Gender Roles and Pigeon Holes

(Kids Are Not Defective Part 10) Today, a further exploration of acquiescence and aggression, from a different angle. Stephanie Murphy, Wes Bertrand and I discuss the perpetuation of gender roles and stereotypes throughout childhood, referencing the work of Cordelia Fine. We also question the disparity between the numbers of men and women in the liberty movement and the Free State Project. Bumper Music: "Baby It's Cold Outside" Dean Martin and Martina McBride Look Closer: Gender gap a scientific myth, says psychology expert http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/sep/10/gender-gap-myth-cordelia-fine Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference by Cordelia Fine http://www.amazon.com/Delusions-Gender-Society-Neurosexism-Difference/dp/0393068382 Wes Bertrand's Site: Complete Liberty Home Stephanie Murphy's Site: Porc Therapy http://porctherapy.com/ Past articles by Stephanie R. Murphy on LewRockwell.com http://www.lewrockwell.com/murphy-s/murphy-s-arch.html Delusions ...

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074: Police State Pupils – Acquiescence and Aggression

The news over the last month has been interesting... The invasive TSA. The emerging snitch society. The calls for the execution of Julian Assange. Surprised? Outraged? Juxtapose today's current events with your childhood experiences. Were you expecting some other social or political reality? Today's show is a renewed call to strike at the root of the acquiescence and aggression making it all possible. Bumper Music: "Paper Planes" M.I.A. Look Closer: History of the Income Tax in the United States http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0005921.html Moms angry over swats: 2 students at City View get spanked http://www.timesrecordnews.com/news/2010/dec/11/moms-angry-over-swats/ The School Crotch Inspector http://reason.com/archives/2008/04/02/the-school-crotch-inspector#commentcontainer Pay Your Income Tax: 1943 Disney Propoganda Michigan high school students terrorized in police-state security drill http://www.naturalnews.com/020931.html Students Say Schools’ Use of Mace ...

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073: Bush and Obama Join Forces For Liberty Podcasts!!! (Obviously Not Real)

School Sucks has been nominated for Podcast Awards in the Education and Best Produced categories. Voting begins December 1st and runs through the 15th. You can vote once a day! Please consider voting for... Best Produced: School Sucks People's Choice: Freedomain Radio Politics: Wheels Off Liberty or Free Talk Live Cultural/Arts: Pirates of Savannah Education: School Sucks or Freedomain Radio Health: Healthy Mind, Fit Body Comedy: Joe Rogan Please Vote! Podcast Awards: 2010 Nominations are Now Open! http://podcastawards.com/ Please Join! PodCastAwards.com voting bomb! http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=180348121975545&index=1

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072: Children of the State (Part 2) – The Treatment Trough

A look at my own professional past, and at what happens on the other side of the gun.(Part 2) Discussed Today: -I gave kids drugs -I was a 'good' employee -I worked at a 'good' residential treatment center -Medicaid -The lure of bad money -Good Intentions, in service of evil -The Milgrim Experiment -Voices of the institutionalized children Bumper Music: "Disappear" INXS Look Closer: GAO report: Millions in fraud, drug abuse clogs Medicaid http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2009-09-29-Medicaid-drug-abuse-fraud-Michael-Jackson_N.htm Massive Medicaid Fraud Exposed in Psychiatric Drugging of Kids in US http://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/blog/massive-medicaid-fraud-exposed-in-psychiatric-drugging-of-kids-in-us-0112.html The Milgram Experiment, by Jeff Riggenbach http://mises.org/daily/467 Psychiatry Drugs Foster Care Children - Montage Daniel Lakemacher's site: warisimmoral.com

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071 (Supplemental): Wes, Daniel and I Discuss Domination Systems and Non-Violent Communication

(Complete Liberty Podcast Episode 127 Repost) The tribe I have had some contact with is Orang Asilie tribe in Malaysia. I'll never forget what my translator was saying before we got started. He was going over how he was going to translate. He pointed out his language has no verb to be, like [you are] good, bad, wrong, right. You can't classified people if you take away the verb to be. How are you going to insult people? You take away ninety percent of my vocabulary! So I say what are you going to say if I say "You're selfish"? "Its going to be hard, I'd translate it like this: Marshall says he sees you are taking care of your ...

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070: What You’ve Been Missing!

Today's guests are Richard Grove, Jan Irvin, and Paul Verge: three friends, independent media creators, collaborators, and School Sucks listeners who have teamed up to produce a new You Tube series called What You've Been Missing. From Tragedyandhope.com: What You've Been Missing was created to fill the massive gap created by corporate media, between itself and reality. A virtual variety show with a point, WYBM helps you learn how to outgrow the status quo; through a systematic process of critical thinking supplemented with comedy. In addition to discussing this superb new project, we also explore the lost art of real learning and critical thinking, self-esteem, the deceptive power of language, and the people who lurk in the shadows of state ...

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069: A History Teacher Walks Away…(Addendum)

Addendum: This part was cut out of the conversation but I thought it was worth hearing. Topic: Today I discuss collective and authoritarian schooling with a veteran teacher who walked away from the public school setting just four weeks into his new job. Rich Nastro explains why he did this, and what he saw while he was there. Please Vote! Nominations close on November, 21st. Podcast Awards: 2010 Nominations are Now Open! http://podcastawards.com/

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068: A History Teacher Walks Away From Government School (2 of 2)

...quickly PART 2: Is Anyone Learning About Economics In School? Anyone? Topic: Today I discuss collective and authoritarian schooling with a veteran teacher who walked away from the public school setting just four weeks into his new job. Rich Nastro explains why he did this, and what he saw while he was there. We'll Discuss... -The lies of government school history (every crisis is presented as a problem of too much freedom) -Voting -Family to schooling to Citizenship -The success of Government school (in service to evil) -Propaganda: Mixing the good with the evil -If force comes first, it doesn't matter what happens next -Erica Goldson -The National Debt: it's for the children...to pay -Central planning of the economy, the ...

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067: A History Teacher Walks Away From Government School (1 of 2)

...quickly PART 1: Preparation For Citizenship Topic: Today I discuss collective and authoritarian schooling with a veteran teacher who walked away from the public school setting just four weeks into his new job. Rich Nastro explains why he did this, and what he saw while he was there. We'll Discuss... -Literacy and Information Literacy -Public Education and the Welfare State, Failure Reframed As Success -Portrayal of the Public Education System In Film -Introducing Philosophy to the History Cirriculum -Squeeky Wheels Get the Grease -Working with Students From Broken Homes -Day-to-Day living/short-term thinking of abused kids -Preparation for the Economic Realities of the 21st Century -Grades and Diplomas as "Job Tickets," but where are the jobs? Bumper Music: "Pets" Porno For ...

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066: School Sucks/Wheels Off Liberty Simul-(pod)-cast, AKA The Wheels Off Liberty Sucks Podcast

WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE/OFFENSIVE CONTENT Topics:: -Voting -Transvestites -Voting For Transvestites -Government Marriage -California Prop 19 -Public Education Don't Listen To: Wheels Off Liberty Podcast http://wheelsoffliberty.com/wordpress/ Related Posts[BONUS] Wheels Off Liberty Reunion - UNEDITED83(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY THIRTY-FOUR - NOV 17 - Ardmore, OK) WARNING: This sucks worse than the actual show does. With 35 additional minutes of behind the scenes, out-takes and other material deemed not good enough for the final cut (believe it or not). Or click HERE to download. View all…Tags: sucks, liberty, wheels, school, warning, maddux, mike, crane, jamie[PODCAST] #535: The Wheels Off Liberty Reunion76(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY THIRTY-FOUR - NOV 17 - Ardmore, OK) Mike and Brett fill Jamie in on what he missed after he slipped into ...

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