School Sucks Across America

[PODCAST] #530: Brett’s Mormon Conversion (With Paul Duane)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY NINETEEN - NOV 2 - SALT LAKE CITY, UT) View all shows from Paul Duane, the Cross-Dressing Mormon Anarchist™, gives me a tour of Temple Square and shares the gospel, history, features and benefits of Mormonism in an attempt to persuade me to join the faith. Watch the full video version: View all shows from School Sucks Across America Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the only one completely devoted to the issue of education (versus public school and college). Your support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us ...

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[PODCAST] #528: A Roundtable of Hot Topics! In Denver

Podcast: Play in new window | Download(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY EIGHTEEN - NOV 1 - DENVER, CO) Denver was one of the biggest gatherings of the tour, with many attendees who were unfamiliar School Sucks Project. After I introduced myself and my work, we got comfortable with each other pretty quickly and delved into a fast-paced group discussion covering a variety of interesting and controversial topics. Topics: Stef, Trump-Mania, tribalism, mining educational resources out of public schools and colleges, how DASH might provide educational solutions, the problems with the term "fake news," the emotional rewards of social justice (and libertarianism), intellectual smack-downs, the Tavistock Institute, victim narratives, physically unhealthy classroom environments, white savior complex, the anti-fragility of Bitcoin View all shows ...

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[PODCAST] #527: How Our Three-Year-Old Helped Transform Our Political and Parenting Philosophies

Podcast: Play in new window | Download(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY SIXTEEN - OCT 30 - WICHITA, KS) Jerrod and Shawna join me at the end of a very eventful day in Kansas to discuss their evolution as parents/thinkers/doers, and how their first child provided a push in the right direction. We also talk about Shawna's public school teaching experience, how children reveal hypocrisy, the Love and Logic parenting method, dealing with doubts and fears about peaceful parenting and alternative education, and some of my new insights on school vs. education after sixteen days on tour. View all shows from School Sucks Across America Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Support Us ...

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[PODCAST] #526: Sparks Academy (Founder Interview and Student Discussion)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY SIXTEEN - OCT 30 - WICHITA, KS) This podcast has two parts. The first is an interview with Julie Price, the founder and owner of Sparks Academy. The second is a very informal living room discussion with many of the young learners who attend Sparks. Julie and I talked about the founding, mission and daily activity of her alternative education setting, and Sparks students describe how they direct their own learning. Huge thanks to Shawna and Jerrod Hein for hosting me in Kansas and for setting up this great event! View all shows from School Sucks Across America Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join ...

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[BONUS] Final Video Drive Journal – Day 40

(VIDEO, 20 minutes) -New York City to Yale University -The Sun sets on School Sucks Across America Part 1 Part 2 On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other alternatives to public school/higher education. The School Sucks Across America Tour will last over 40 days and it includes stops in over 30 cities across the country. Through a series of interviews, Brett aims to take "alternative education" out of the abstract and to bring real life examples to thousands of young people. Related Posts[BONUS] Drive Journal - Day 297(AUDIO, 14 minutes) -From Keene NH to East Hartford CT -Mark from FTL -Anxiety and routines ...

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[PODCAST] #525: The St. Louis Movement’s Impact On American Schooling (With Kevin Cole)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY FOURTEEN - OCT 28 - ST. LOUIS, MO) Kevin Cole (unityofthepolis.com) acts simultaneously as history teacher and tour guide, as I drive him around St. Louis. This is a story most of you probably haven't heard. PLEASE watch the video version! The Drive: The Museum: Learn more about School Sucks Across America Please Support "School Sucks Across America" Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Support Us On Patreon Shop With Us At Amazon Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also ...

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[BONUS] Drive Journal – Day 35

(AUDIO, 43 minutes) -From Ardmore OK to Memphis TN (Recorded while we were leaving Mena AR) -A very sketchy visit to the infamous Mena airstrip that CIA used in 80s cocaine trafficking -Clinton conspiracy theories from the Arkansas day through the present -The wisdom of the Frankfurt School? Click HERE to download. On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other alternatives to public school/higher education. The School Sucks Across America Tour will last over 40 days and it includes stops in over 30 cities across the country. Through a series of interviews, Brett aims to take "alternative education" out of the abstract and to ...

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[BONUS] Drive Journal – Day 32

(AUDIO, 43 minutes) -Albuquerque, NM to Amarillo, TX (even though we weren't sure at the time of recording) -Discussing our visit with the Erwin family today and our exploration of New Mexico -overcoming stress and frustration on both legs of the trip Click HERE to download. On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other alternatives to public school/higher education. The School Sucks Across America Tour will last over 40 days and it includes stops in over 30 cities across the country. Through a series of interviews, Brett aims to take "alternative education" out of the abstract and to bring real life examples to thousands ...

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[BONUS] Video Drive Journal – Day 30

(VIDEO, 27 minutes) -Los Angeles to Glendale, Arizona -First drive journal with Nick in the car -Coming from A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell -The School Sucks Across America documentary Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other alternatives to public school/higher education. The School Sucks Across America Tour will last over 40 days and it includes stops in over 30 cities across the country. Through a series of interviews, Brett aims to take "alternative education" out of the abstract and to bring real life examples to thousands of young people. Related Posts[BONUS] Drive Journal - Day ...

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[PODCAST] #524: The Detroit School Sucks Meet-Up

Podcast: Play in new window | Download(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY ELEVEN - OCT 25 - DETROIT, MI) A late-night discussion with several members of a great liberty community in the Detroit area. I will definitely be visiting with these folks again in the near future. Most participants will address the second of our 2 questions: - What is your "school sucks" story? In other words, how did you come to realize that your schooling was not an education? - What actions did you take to solve this problem and become a self-directed learner? Thank you to Michael Patrick Slomzenski for setting up this event. It was an amazing night and recharge for the next leg of my trip! Learn more about ...

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[BONUS] Video Drive Journal – Day 26

(VIDEO, 27 minutes) -Morro Bay to Los Angeles -The last solo drive journal of School Sucks Across America -more coastal stops Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other alternatives to public school/higher education. The School Sucks Across America Tour will last over 40 days and it includes stops in over 30 cities across the country. Through a series of interviews, Brett aims to take "alternative education" out of the abstract and to bring real life examples to thousands of young people. Related Posts[BONUS] Video Drive Journal – Day 2597(VIDEO, 14 minutes) -Bay Area to Morro Bay -I ...

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[BONUS] Video Drive Journal – Day 25

(VIDEO, 14 minutes) -Bay Area to Morro Bay -I "visited" Hearst Castle -A stop at the beach, new discoveries On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other alternatives to public school/higher education. The School Sucks Across America Tour will last over 40 days and it includes stops in over 30 cities across the country. Through a series of interviews, Brett aims to take "alternative education" out of the abstract and to bring real life examples to thousands of young people. Related Posts[BONUS] Video Drive Journal – Day 2697(VIDEO, 27 minutes) -Morro Bay to Los Angeles -The last solo drive journal of School Sucks Across ...

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[BONUS] Video Drive Journal – Day 24

(VIDEO, 31 minutes) -Darren Gill and I drive in to and through the city of San Francisco while discussing the politics of the Bay Area Part One Part Two On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other alternatives to public school/higher education. The School Sucks Across America Tour will last over 40 days and it includes stops in over 30 cities across the country. Through a series of interviews, Brett aims to take "alternative education" out of the abstract and to bring real life examples to thousands of young people. Related Posts[BONUS] Video Drive Journal – Day 2696(VIDEO, 27 minutes) -Morro Bay to Los ...

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[PODCAST] #523: The Columbus School Sucks Roundtable

Podcast: Play in new window | Download(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY NINE - OCT 23 - Columbus, OH) Eleven people. Five mics. School stories, self-education journeys, identity politics, college, religion, home education experiences, childhood trauma, self-sufficiency and more. Most participants will address our 2 questions: - What is your "school sucks" story? In other words, how did you come to realize that your schooling was not an education? - What actions did you take to solve this problem and become a self-directed learner? Thank you to Drew Sample for setting up this event. It was a great night! Learn more about School Sucks Across America A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell Columbus Learning Co-op Please Support "School Sucks Across America" Our Amazon Wish ...

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[BONUS] Drive Journal – Day 22

(AUDIO, 43 Minutes) With Webmaster Tony driving around Sacramento Tony asks me questions about the trip and then we play word association games Click HERE for Download. On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other alternatives to public school/higher education. The School Sucks Across America Tour will last over 40 days and it includes stops in over 30 cities across the country. Through a series of interviews, Brett aims to take "alternative education" out of the abstract and to bring real life examples to thousands of young people. Related Posts[BONUS] Drive Journal - Day 297(AUDIO, 14 minutes) -From Keene NH to East Hartford CT ...

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[BONUS] Video Drive Journal – Day 20

(VIDEO, 25 minutes in 3 parts) -usually bonus content, but this one is free -Salt Lake City to Reno -My expectations for the Libertarian Party Meetup in Reno -Had an awesome time in SLC with Paul Duane, Mormon Temple tour Part 1 (watch in 4k) Part 2 (watch in 4k) Part 3 (watch in 4k) On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other alternatives to public school/higher education. The School Sucks Across America Tour will last over 40 days and it includes stops in over 30 cities across the country. Through a series of interviews, Brett aims to take "alternative education" out of the ...

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[PODCAST] #522: Devin Fraze – A Life Worth Reading About

Podcast: Play in new window | Download(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY TEN - OCT 24 - Touring the Columbus Learning Co-Op in Columbus, OH) This great connection might have never happened without the SSAA tour. Devin Fraze is the founder and director of the Columbus Learning Co-Op. He was once on track to become a certified public school math teacher, but he chose to opt out of college and pursue his own path. This story is amazing. Devin and I discuss our similar paths away from classroom teaching, John Taylor Gatto, religion, stoicism, problems with math instruction, overcoming self-doubt, and the future of self-directed learning. Our conversation also includes the 2 questions: - What is your "school sucks" story? In other words, ...

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[BONUS] Video Drive Journal – Day 19

(VIDEO, 9 minutes) -Through the Rocky Mountains, see what I'm seeing -Unfortunately the video cuts off about half way through my talk On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other alternatives to public school/higher education. The School Sucks Across America Tour will last over 40 days and it includes stops in over 30 cities across the country. Through a series of interviews, Brett aims to take "alternative education" out of the abstract and to bring real life examples to thousands of young people. Related Posts[BONUS] Drive Journal - Day 297(AUDIO, 14 minutes) -From Keene NH to East Hartford CT -Mark from FTL -Anxiety and ...

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[PODCAST] #521: Gabi Maylock – Masters of Critical Studies In Education

Podcast: Play in new window | Download(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY NINE - OCT 23 - Columbus, OH) Gabi Maylock is a newish listener who is pursuing a Masters Degree in Education. She was introduced to the podcast by her friend Noah, who accompanied her to the Columbus meetup. Before the event, we sat down to discuss their School Sucks stories, self-education, Gabi's work with Students For Liberty and her experience as a libertarian in a very progressive higher education setting. Learn more about School Sucks Across America A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell Please Support "School Sucks Across America" Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Support Us On Patreon Shop With Us At Amazon Your continued ...

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[BONUS] Drive Journal – Day 17

(AUDIO, 24 minutes) -Wichita, KS to Burlington, CO -A personal day -Home-educator's meetup in KS -Kansas is beautiful and surreal, or am I going crazy -First snow Or click HERE On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other alternatives to public school/higher education. The School Sucks Across America Tour will last over 40 days and it includes stops in over 30 cities across the country. Through a series of interviews, Brett aims to take "alternative education" out of the abstract and to bring real life examples to thousands of young people. Related Posts[BONUS] Drive Journal - Day 296(AUDIO, 14 minutes) -From Keene NH to ...

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[BONUS] Drive Journal – Day 14

(AUDIO, 24 minutes) -St. Louis to Kansas City -Hanging out with Kevin Cole -The tunnel of schooling vs. the horizon of self-education -Deep down, parents know school sucks Or click HERE On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other alternatives to public school/higher education. The School Sucks Across America Tour will last over 40 days and it includes stops in over 30 cities across the country. Through a series of interviews, Brett aims to take "alternative education" out of the abstract and to bring real life examples to thousands of young people. Related Posts[BONUS] Drive Journal - Day 296(AUDIO, 14 minutes) -From Keene NH ...

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[BONUS] Drive Journal – Day 12

(AUDIO, 15 minutes) -Detroit to Chicago -My real tour of Detroit -Revitalizations, New England vs. the Midwest -My brain doesn't work Or click HERE On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other alternatives to public school/higher education. The School Sucks Across America Tour will last over 40 days and it includes stops in over 30 cities across the country. Through a series of interviews, Brett aims to take "alternative education" out of the abstract and to bring real life examples to thousands of young people. Related Posts[BONUS] Drive Journal - Day 297(AUDIO, 14 minutes) -From Keene NH to East Hartford CT -Mark from FTL ...

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[PODCAST] #520: Circle School Roundtable (With Tony Myers and Over 20 Young Self-Educators)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY SIX - OCT 20 - Harrisburg, PA) Tony and I ask and answer questions with Circle School students and staff. From the The Circle School website: A pioneer in integral education, The Circle School’s program balances freedom and responsibility in a self-directed, democratic community. Students are free to choose their own activities, while sharing with staff responsibility for the day-to-day management of all aspects of the school. Several participants will address these two questions: - What is the most exciting or satisfying thing you've taught yourself this year? - What is the biggest challenge for you? Learn more about School Sucks Across America A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell Please Support "School ...

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[BONUS] Drive Journal – Day 11

(AUDIO, 16 minutes) -Columbus to Detroit -Sleep issues Or click HERE On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other alternatives to public school/higher education. The School Sucks Across America Tour will last over 40 days and it includes stops in over 30 cities across the country. Through a series of interviews, Brett aims to take "alternative education" out of the abstract and to bring real life examples to thousands of young people. Related Posts[BONUS] Drive Journal - Day 298(AUDIO, 14 minutes) -From Keene NH to East Hartford CT -Mark from FTL -Anxiety and routines Click HERE to download. On October 15th Brett began a ...

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[BONUS] Drive Journal – Day 9

(AUDIO, 16 minutes) -Pittsburgh to Columbus -I talk about Pittsburgh. It was amazing. Or click HERE On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other alternatives to public school/higher education. The School Sucks Across America Tour will last over 40 days and it includes stops in over 30 cities across the country. Through a series of interviews, Brett aims to take "alternative education" out of the abstract and to bring real life examples to thousands of young people. Related Posts[BONUS] Drive Journal – Day 1198(AUDIO, 16 minutes) -Columbus to Detroit -Sleep issues Or click HERE On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the ...

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