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School Sucks Across America

Podcast #258: What We’ve Learned From 20 Years of Zero Tolerance

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWARNING: Very strong language. Zero Tolerance policies penetrated American schooling in the early 1990s. A generation later, it could be argued that the verdict is on the effectiveness and damage of this approach. However, Zero Tolerance policies are now more destructive than ever, especially for poor and minority students. We covered this topic in depth in the Kids Are Not Defective series, but because this is still such an ...

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Podcast #257 (Supplemental): Better Communication With Ed and Ethan

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMy recent discussion with Ed and Ethan about NVC and a few other subjects. Check out their show here. From EdandEthan.com: Brett Veinotte, host of the School Sucks Podcast, joins us to talk about the history of the school system. Stick around after the extro music for an extended conversation on non-violent communication and Ethan’s affinity for more abrasive forms of communicating. Look Closer: The Trivium Applied to Communication ...

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Brett On Free Talk Live 1-15-14

Disucussed: 15 Habits of Successful People :: Failure :: Fair Trials :: Difficulty of Changing the Judicial System :: Changing Beliefs :: Self-Actualizing People and Happiness :: Monarchy vs Democracy :: Critique :: Disconnected People :: Rhino Hunt :: Waking Up :: Positivity :: Losers and Polygamy :: Hard Work Related PostsRecent Additions, Brett On Free Talk Live (Video Highlight Playlist)Tags: talk, free, live, brettFarewell To Free Talk Live (7-30-14)Tags: people, talk, free, live, fairFree ...

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Podcast #256: 2 Weird Tips To Make School Suck Less

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday I am joined by a new listener named Duncan, a high school senior from Virginia who has devoted some his own time and curiosity to the question: what is school good for? In our conversation we'll cover some of his tested strategies for making high school tolerable and even enjoyable at times, and a smarter approach to a college education. Look Closer: Duncan's Blog: The Question Academy - ...

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Podcast #255: School Sucks At the Movies – The Wolf of Wall Street (with Jeffrey Tucker)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSchool Sucks At the Movies #7 After I heard Jeffrey Tucker walked out of the new Martin Scorsese film, The Wolf of Wall Street, I was very intrigued and I asked him to join us for our review. Today's podcast is made up of two segments from a five-hour live show Osborne and I recorded on 1/3/14. In the first segment, we read and discuss Jacob Huebert's review of ...

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Full Video – Jeffrey Tucker On School Sucks Live (1-3-14)

Podcasts #254 and #255, unedited and as they happened. Audio versions and show notes: 254: Compulsory Schooling In Revolutionary Times (with Jeffrey Tucker) 255: School Sucks At the Movies - The Wolf of Wall Street (with Jeffrey Tucker) Liberty.me Indiegogo Campaign - http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/liberty-me--2 Laissez Faire Books - http://lfb.org/ Related PostsJeffery Tucker On School Sucks - VideosTags: tucker, jeffrey, school, sucks, full, audioThank You For Taking the Survey! (A/V Club Members)Tags: wall, tucker, jeffrey, wolf, school

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Podcast #254: Compulsory Schooling In Revolutionary Times (with Jeffrey Tucker)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday's podcast is made up of two long out-takes from a five-hour live show Osborne and I recorded on 1/3/14. I asked Jeffrey Tucker to join us to discuss the new Martin Scorsese film, The Wolf of Wall Street. This podcast includes everything but the discussion of the film, which will follow in the next show. -are we living in revolutionary times? -Jeffrey's optimism and my cynicism -New Project: ...

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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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