Thanks for visiting everyone! I really enjoyed my recent conversation with Mance and I hope you'll hear me again on Free Man Beyond the Wall in the future.
Helping young people realize greater individual liberty through self-knowledge, self-teaching and self-mastery.
So basically the opposite of what school does.
For many young people, the realization that school sucks actually marks the beginning of a new and exciting educational journey. At School Sucks Project, 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.
Our content is ideal for frustrated high school and college students, home-educating parents, and adults who are interested in independently furthering their education and achieving self-actualization.
Schooling Does Not Equal Education.
Learn about the problems with and dark history of our schools. This series of short videos is based on John Taylor Gatto's book, The Underground History of American Education. Arranged and edited by Brett Veinotte (2013)
01. Before You Send Your Child to Public School…
02. Teacher Resignation: "I Quit. I Think"
03. The New Individualism
04. The New Dumbness
05. The Art of Driving
06. Schooling: Athens vs. Sparta
07. Extending Childhood
08. The Scientific Management of America, Part 1
09. The Scientific Management of America, Part 2
10. The Dumbing Down of America
11. The Land of Frankenstein - The Prussian Connection Part 1
12. The Long Reach of the Teutonic Knights - The Prussian Connection Part 2
13. The Prussian Reform Movement - The Prussian Connection Part 3
14. The Technology of Subjection - The Prussian Connection Part 4
15. Public School: A Conspiracy Against Ourselves
Some recent examples of educational alternatives we've covered:
[PODCAST] #522: Devin Fraze – A Life Worth Reading About
10/24/17 - Touring the Columbus Learning Co-Op in Columbus, OH
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, problems with math instruction, overcoming self-doubt, and the future of self-directed learning. LISTEN
[PODCAST] #520: Circle School Roundtable
10/20/17 - At The Circle School, 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. LISTEN
[PODCAST] #526: Sparks Academy (Founder Interview and Student Discussion)
10/30/17 - 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. LISTEN
It's official. This is a great show.
School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the only one devoted to the issue of education (versus public school and college). Listener 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 our work. Join us as a Patron help us continue to spread this important message to more and more young people! Here's some of our iTunes reviews:
Great!!!The first and only podcast I listen to. It makes great points of the faults of public education. I'm sure
you will learn a lot from listening to it. I especially suggest it too people who are still in school. Give
it a shot, you'll love it.
Great moral argumentsSurprising, fresh, and racical commentary that gets at the moral roots of today's social problems. The way
that children are almost universally bullied and mistreated
lies at the heart of all our social ills. We must break the chain of the ”might makes right" and "the ends
justify the means" philosophical lies that are handed down from generation to generation.
What can I sayCool show man I already knew about you through FTL (freetalklive.com) so was pleasantly suprised to see you
at the top of the list of the educational podcasts keep it UP
WonderfulBrilliant points, wonderfully organized and entertaining to top it off. I am a straight guy, but the host
has made me question my sexuality through his awesome greatness.1 out of 2 listeners found this review helpful.
Amazing and InsightfulBrett does an incredible job of getting to the essence of a complex system. Between an extensive knowledge
of the history of the school system and the insight gained from 10+ years from within it he delivers a
succinct and powerful message.
Made me rethink alot of what I "knew"Wow! This podcast helped me look back on my past with a fresh perspective. I was always a "good student" and
now I understand why. I obeyed. I was good at taking orders and listening to directions. My present
perspectives have also changed and have helped me understand a lot of the "roles" individuals play in our
system of power and control. Thanks to Brett for bringing these issues to light and truly opening up my
Perhaps the most important podcast in my feeds just now!Just incredible. Impeccable delivery of difficult to swallow concepts! Well done sir! Perhaps the most
important podcast in my feeds just now!
Possibly the most important podcast if you want to break out of the Matrix.This is a fantastic podcast, very deep in philosophy but presented to laymen like me. It's an eye-opener,
revealing what the true purpose of school is. Whether due to the inevitable evolution of government
education or to some conspiracy theory of control of the masses, the result of government school is NOT what
it claims, NOT what most people think it is. Listen, and wake up.
Amazing, must listen!I had an idea of the true purpose of "public education" before I began listening, but was amazed by the
perfect representation made by this podcast series. If you wonder why public education continues to fail,
why it is destined to fail, listen to this.
Eye opening!What a journey I've been on listening to these podcasts. Each one is meticulously produced down to the
perfect music selection. He has a comforting voice and each show is well planned and organized and easy to
follow. He covers some eye opening subject matter and I can't wait to listen to more!
O wretched mortal souls, OPEN YOUR EYES!I would definitely say I began listening to this podcast with a skeptical ear... but upon further review,
this podcast has become my favorite podcast. It encourages debate (which nobody seems to be taking Brett up
on on his show). He doesnt claim to have the answers, but he doesnt pull punches on the joke of a school
system that is being force fed to you, me, and our kids. He also makes VERY clear the danger of blindly
following this stinking pile...
GreatThis is my favorite podcast.Veinotte sheds light on an avoided subject of school's "side-effects" while remaining entertaining and presenting the information in an accesible manner through interesting and fitting analogies. This is not
just some compilation of paranoia, but a delightful and true (many times in the podcast itself are sources mentioned and directly cited from) eye-opening lesson...
extremely thought provokingI first found this about a year ago. I was still in the glenn beck-esque constitution worship phase, and
thiswas too radical for me then. but now im an avid listener andthis podcast has gotten me to think in very
different ways about everything from school to child-rearing. Ivery much recommend this
Referred by a awesome friend.As a future teacher currently going into college, a former public school student who constantly asked all
the tough questions that most of my teachers ignored, and a former-former home school student who still
finds his own ever-adapting answers through never-ending research, this might be one of the greatest
podcasts I've ever heard. A must-hear for any and all of the public. You can bet my future students will
leave their classes a lot smarter than when they entered.
RefreshingI'm only 4 episodes in and I'm hooked already. Very refreshing insight so far on the educational and
political systems of America. It's nice to hear someone else
voicing opinions similar to my own when I am surrounded by those satisfied by the status quo. Great work!
The bestBrett is cooler than Steve Earl while actually being reasonable.
New favorite podcast!It's utterly enlightening. I knew some of what he talks about, but the way he describes it, and the
thoughtful reasoning of his arguments, have made this a deeply moving (and angering) experience for me. I
highly recommend this podcast.
AwesomeLove this Podcast! I learned so much and also unlearned so much.
Frustrating yet inspiringBrett's assessment of the situation is common sensical - and that is perhaps what makes it so frustrating.
It's maddening to realize what kind of mess we are in. However - I love that he's raising his voice and
educating the public about the sore state of affairs. Ending the ignorance is the first step on the road to
change. Ive been recommending this podcast to all my friends this week.3 out of 3 listeners found this review helpful.
Incredible!This is one of the best and most important podcasts out there. It is extremely eye opening. Brett does an
amazing job at explaining these complex topics in an easy and entertaining way. He will smash your
previously held illusions about government education. If more people would be exposed to the lessons in this
podcast, the world would be a far better place.