Tag Archives: education

[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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[SUPPLEMENTAL] #459: SCAMWATCH! With Tom Woods

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis is a re-post of my recent appearance on the Tom Woods Show. It's always great to have an opportunity to chat with Tom! Our original plan was to discuss SJWs in higher education but we decided to put that off, so instead it's a potpourri of current "scams." From TomWoods.com - Ep. 777 Three Scams: Higher Education, “More Technology in the Classroom,” and Leftist Comedians Brett Veinotte and ...

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School Versus Education?

WOODS: Your podcast – what category is it in in iTunes? Do they have an education category? VEINOTTE: Oh, yeah. There’s actually quite a bit of competition in the education category, because anything that’s like foreign-language instruction or how-to, gets thrown into the education category. I will say, though, that we are the only show that is consistently hitting on schooling versus education and looking at school issues, and not so much delving into all ...

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[SUPPLEMENTAL] #372: Real Learning vs. Getting Schooled – with Kevin Geary and Darrell Becker

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFrom Kevin Gerary's site RebootYourKids.com: Brett Veinotte (School Sucks Project) and Darrell Becker (Voluntary Visions) join me for a special episode of the Powerful Parenting Podcast. It’s a discussion about the differences between schooling and education. It’s a long one, but I encourage you to find a way to listen, whether it’s blocking out a big chunk of time or listening in shorter segments and pausing until you have ...

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[VIDEO] Freedom Is An Emerging Market

Podcast #353 Highlight: Richard Grove and Ernest Hancock join me for roundtable on the challenges, rewards and goals involved with producing liberty-oriented and educational media. In our 2.5 hour discussion, we address the following questions: 1) Why is freedom important? 2) Why do we produce freedom-related content and put it out for free? 3) What do we need to do to get more people who listen passively to support us actively? Look Closer: Ernie's Site: ...

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[PODCAST] #353: Our Places In the Emerging Market For Freedom (with Richard Grove and Ernest Hancock)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadRichard Grove and Ernest Hancock join me for roundtable on the challenges, rewards and goals involved with producing liberty-oriented and educational media. In our 2.5 hour discussion, we address the following questions: 1) Why is freedom important? 2) Why do we produce freedom-related content and put it out for free? 3) What do we need to do to get more people who listen passively to support us actively? Look ...

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[PODCAST] #345: Podcastmasters’ Liberty Master Class – Teachers vs. Teacher Unions

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOsborne, Gardner Goldsmith and I continue our once-a-month listener participation live show where we discuss our recent shows, projects, challenges, investigations, etc... Discussed: -Osborne's political challenges on the Education Board in the NH House of Representatives -The NEA, its power and its history -Samuel Blumenfeld -the challenges of teachers working within the public system Look Closer: Brett's Show Notes Folder - http://www.evernote.com/l/AK1QvA_EO-9EBZEpQuQ9U76WpSu33QymPV8/ Liberty Conspiracy - http://libertyconspiracy.com/

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[PODCAST] #343e: Kate Baker – Education Options, Live Q&A (2015 Liberty Forum)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPart Five in our 2015 New Hampshire Liberty Forum Discussions Kate and I sat down in front of a live audience following her presentation, Moving to the Free State with Children: A Discussion of Education Options in NH. Kate's Bio: Kate Baker is the Executive Director of the Network for Educational Opportunity, an education resource and networking organization and the first organization to implement the NH Education Tax Credit ...

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[PODCAST] #343a: Dr. Jody Underwood – Defining the Current Public School Problem (2015 Liberty Forum)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPart One in our 2015 New Hampshire Liberty Forum Discussions (Photo Credit: Virgil Vaduva) Jody's Presentation: Public education is based on some flawed ideas: (1) Geographic location determines your opportunity to become educated. (2) Age determines what other students you are grouped with. (3) Taxes can be used only for government-run schools. (4) All children must get a “free” education. (5) Taxes are needed to pay for public schooling. ...

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[SUPPLEMENTAL] #325: A Deliberate Dumbing Down? – Brett On The Ripple Effect

Podcast: Play in new window | Download(Highlights, 30 minutes) - Episode 56 with Brett Veinotte creator of The School Sucks Project which discuses home-education, self-education, critical thinking, peaceful parenting, personal growth, nonviolent communication & non-aggression. Clip 1: Was America deliberately dumbed down? Clip 2: College choices Look Closer: Visit the Ripple Effect - http://rvtheory6.podomatic.com/ Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt - http://www.deliberatedumbingdown.com/

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[PODCAST] #317: Intelligence, Socialism and Bullying (Brett On Red Ice Radio)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadINTERVIEW - This is hour one of my recent conversation with Henrik Palmgren of Red Ice Radio. Our discussion includes my answers to the following questions: -Putting the history of education in context to what we are seeing today. (Education is going down the drain and we are seeing a decline in average I.Q in the west. Yes, we are importing an unprecedented amount of third world population into ...

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[VIDEO] Are Americans Getting Smarter or Dumber? (Brett On Red Ice Radio)

INTELLIGENCE - A segment from my recent interview on Red Ice Radio with Henrik Palmgren. Topic: Putting the history of education in context to what we are seeing today. Is stupidity is a growing epidemic? What are some of the reasons for this? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flynn_effect Background: Education is going down the drain and we are seeing a decline in average I.Q in the west. http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/the-sideshow/researchers-western-iqs-dropped-14-points-over-last-180634194.html Yes, we are importing an unprecedented amount of third world population ...

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[PODCAST] #315a: American Compulsory Schooling – History, Development and Hidden Agendas

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSCHOOL HISTORY - (Part 1 of 2) This is my recent conversation with Joshua Sheats of the popular financial planning site RadicalPersonalFinance.com. Josh is currently working through a podcast series on education, and he invited me to discuss public school history, agendas, and escapes and alternatives. Our discussion includes: -the concept of Education as a public good on a national scale -the impact of the 14th Amendment -does school ...

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Podcast #307: Confessions of A Recovering Libertarian (Salon.com Article Reaction)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAnother (close to) real-time reaction to an article from Salon.com. Listen as I try to maintain my composure while reading and analyzing a piece by Dustin Petzold called Confessions of a recovering Libertarian: How I escaped a world of Ron Paul hero worship. Will it be similar to our previous Salon.com reading entitled Confessions of a former Libertarian: My personal, psychological and intellectual epiphany? Please Support School Sucks Our ...

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Brett On The Liberty Cats (With Brian Hagen)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOn this May 13th edition of the Liberty Cats, Brett Veinotte, of the School Sucks Podcast fills in for Tarrin, who’s away in China. Brett talks to Brian about strip clubs, education, and the joys of playing with dolls. Liberty Cats Archives: http://dailypaulradio.com/on-demand/liberty-cats-on-demand-archives/

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Podcast #284 (Live Show): Education Alternatives Spotlight – Informal University

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPicture: Osborne battles Kirk at Church of the Sword. Kirk, the co-creator of the Informal University, joins us to discuss alternative education, Agorism, autonomy, recreation, philosophy and starting a "church." Kirk's other projects include Area 23 and Church of the Sword. Both are discussed in this show. This is an edited version of hour one of the 5-2-14 live show. Co-hosts: Osborne and Carlos. Look Closer: Informal University http://informalu.org/

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Podcast #274: Living and Teaching In Turkey – Listener Discussion

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadI am joined by a listener named Tony to discuss his public school teaching experience in the Bronx through New York State's version of Teach For America, and his experience and insights living and teaching in Turkey. We also run through a primer on Turkish politics, current events and history. Look Closer: Turkey Fears 'Deep State' Return - http://www.voanews.com/content/turkey-fears-deep-state-return/1874926.html The deep state (Turkish: derin devlet) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_state Secret Warfare: ...

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Podcast #272 (Supplemental): Brett and Ian’s School Spectacular

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis supplemental podcast is an edited version Free Talk Live from 3-12-14. Ian and I planned to discuss a reason.com article called Homework Can Turn Your Kid Into a Stressed-Out Wreck, Researchers Say by J.D. Tuccille, but our discussion meanders into numerous school and education-related digressions. Included Topics: -Obedient Teachers -Ending Government School -Anger and Activism -Insane Homework Requirements -Young People Innovating -Compulsory Shakespeare -Common Core Full show:

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Podcast #259: From Libertarianism to Liberalism – How Does That Work?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA (close to) real-time reaction to an article from Salon.com. Listen as I try to maintain my composure while reading and analyzing a piece by Scott Parker called Confessions of a former Libertarian: My personal, psychological and intellectual epiphany. Despite my best efforts to do this in one take, the show contains three edits.

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Podcast #240 (Supplemental): Brett On Freedom Lovin’ Podcast With Kevin Koskella

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMy recent conversation with Kevin Koskella, who also hosted one of my all-time favorite shows: Healthy Mind, Fit Body. The first 25 minutes: a personal story and some developments with my former place of employment Discussed with Kevin: 26:52 – Freedom Lovin’ iTunes review 30:23 – School Sucks beginnings 34:24 – Brett’s school experience 35:49 – Wes Bertrand and Logical Learning 37:42 – The problem with school 41:18 – ...

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218: School Vs. Education – With Jeff Bliss

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMy conversation with Jeff Bliss, the Duncanville High School sophomore who spoke out against the spirit-crushing and mind-numbing monotony of public schooling. Covered: -Jeff Bliss imposters? -The history and agenda of public school -John Dewey -Ron Paul and media manipulation -John Taylor Gatto -the proper Alex Jones dosage -collectivism and using "we" -the futility of reform -the GED and college Bumper Music: Geto Boys, "G Code (Instrumental)" Look Closer: ...

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215: Viral Student Video Sparks Fake and Ephemeral Education Debate…Again

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA one-take recording of a message to Jeff Bliss and students like him everywhere: schooling is not education Jeff Bliss Video: Texas High School Student Demands An Education Read More here... The "fortress" Video: Please Support the Show, Help Us Grow, and Get Hundreds of Hours of Bonus Content! Click Here to Join the A/V Club Thank you.

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Full Video – 209: Terrorism and Other Consequences of Collectivism – With James Corbett

Another long-overdue conversation, this time with James Corbett, RT contributor and host of the Corbett Report: - James discusses his wake-up process - Adam Curtis films: Century of the Self and the Power of Nightmares - Al Qaeda doesn't exist - teaching elementary school in Japan - The pervasiveness of the Prussian Model - Japanese collectivism - MSNBC Promo: children are property of the "community" - Collectivism vs. Individualism - America's history of abandoning personal ...

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209: Terrorism and Other Consequences of Collectivism – With James Corbett

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAnother long-overdue conversation, this time with James Corbett, RT contributor and host of the Corbett Report: Topics: -James discusses his wake-up process -Adam Curtis films: Century of the Self and the Power of Nightmares -Al Qaeda doesn't exist -teaching elementary school in Japan -The pervasiveness of the Prussian Model -Japanese collectivism -MSNBC Promo: children are property of the "community" -Collectivism vs. Individualism -America's history of abandoning personal independence? -Audience ...

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157: Cognitive Bias and Memories of School

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTopics: John, a former public school teacher, calls in to discuss his feelings about the distortions in memories of future public school graduates...and teachers. This is an edited version of 8-9-12 show. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Co-Hosts: Celestina and Kirk Look Closer: Informal University http://informalu.org/ The Underground History of American Education: A Schoolteacher's Intimate Investigation Into The Problem ...

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