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School Sucks Across America

[PODCAST] #384: Professor William Boyes – The Demise of Government School and the Future of Academia

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadProfessor William Boyes, Austrian Economist and Director of the Center for Economic Liberty at Arizona State University, joins School Sucks for the first time. I was introduced to his work through the following video posted in the School Sucks Facebook group: It's always exciting when a prominent figure at an enormous public university - the largest public university by enrollment in the U.S - openly calls for the end ...

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[PODCAST] #383: If You Don’t Know What It Is…Don’t Eat It (With Kevin Geary and Nick Hazelton)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis is an episode about supermarket mastery - the wheres, whats, whys and hows of affordable, real-food grocery shopping. Kevin Geary and I join Nick Hazelton for another life skills episode of his Anarch-Yakitalist Podcast. As we discussed in episode #378, Nick left school this September to pursue self-education. Part of his self-designed curriculum focuses on independent living, which includes learning how to plan and execute a health-conscious trip ...

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[PODCAST] #382: Kids Don’t Need or Want Your Praise (with Kevin Geary)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download"The relevant question...isn't "How motivated are my students?" It's "How are my students motivated?" In other words, it's the type of motivation that counts, not the amount. The type created by the use of rewards is not only less effective but also erodes the kind we really want to promote." - Alfie Kohn Kevin Geary returns to discuss why the widely accepted carrots-and-sticks approach to teaching and parenting is ...

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[BONUS] The Seven Inner Critics…Exposed!!

(1 hour, 46 minutes) Brett, Andrew, Puke and Dale discuss therapy, anxiety, breaking cycles, happiness, regret, self-doubt and self-leadership. Nick is also in the room. The conversation is largely based on Jay Earley's concept of The Seven Inner Critics. There are some discomforting tangents into things like shame fantasies and supermarket inconveniences. This is a School Sucks/Puke & the Gang bonus show collaboration. NOTES: The first 3 minutes will be unbearable for some listeners. Discussion ...

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[PODCAST] #381: The School Newspaper and Information Control (with Laurette Lynn)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLaurette Lynn returns for a follow-up to our previous discussion about how parents and educators can improve communication and connection with young people. Covered: -Transforming a meaningless school environment into a meaningful educational one -Choosing cooperation over obedience -Choosing self-responsibility over surrender -The needs of the masters? -The need for visibility -"good" school children are to behave like good animals on a farm -The "training wheels phase" of new ...

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[PODCAST] #380: Visible Children (with Laurette Lynn)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLaurette Lynn returns for a discussion about how parents and educators can improve communication and connection with young people. From LauretteLynn.com: With an emphasis on communicating with youth, and infused with critical reasoning, we talk about perfecting parenting. We make a distinction between education and schooling and the ways in which destructive communication can negatively impact personal growth. And we discuss why we project our esteem issues onto our ...

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Welcome to SchoolSucksProject.com. We strive to provide young people with the building blocks of intellectual, financial and lifestyle independence. This includes in-depth explorations into higher-level thinking, organization and productivity, emotional and physical health, habit and lifestyle optimization, history and philosophy, psychology, self-education practices, entrepreneurship, and communication/negotiation strategies. It's all essential information, but almost none of it is taught in school.

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Recent Podcasts

[PODCAST] #516: The First Sphere of Freedom, With Jeff Berwick

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBrett and Jeff share two different approaches to confronting and recovering from depression and addiction. Plus travel tips! Learn more about School Sucks Across America A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell Anarchapulco Anarchast 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 ...

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[PODCAST] #515: The Echo Chamber Wall Just Got 20 Feet Higher (With Nathan Fraser and Drew Sample)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadNathan Fraser and Drew Sample join me to revisit a past topic - how the internet is connecting and dividing us - since new problems and opportunities are presenting themselves on a weekly basis. We focus a large portion of our discussion of the echo chamber effect that exacerbates division in society. How susceptible are we? And what can we do to avoid this problem? But first...both Drew and ...

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[PODCAST] #514: Social Justice. Socially Engineered. (With Jay Dyer)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download(Above the Snowflakes Part 4) Our investigation continues... This series aimed to examine the philosophical roots of the current intensifying social justice movement, and how messages from academia have spilled out into popular culture and consciousness. Today, Jay Dyer joins me to argue that the phenomenon actually has darker origins. Jay is the author of Esoteric Hollywood: Sex, Cults and Symbols in Film and host of Jay's Analysis Podcast. ...

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[PODCAST] #513: Building Self Directed Learning Communities (With Diane Murphy)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download(FreeCoast Fest - Day 2 - Dover, NH) Diane Murphy taught in public schools for 30 years before she retired early to build BigFish, an innovative self-directed learning community in Dover, NH. I had the pleasure of speaking with Diane at the FreeCoast Festival and of hearing her presentation on BigFish. We sat down to discuss her past experience, current efforts and passion for self-directed learning and integrating teens ...

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