Welcome To School Sucks

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.

Our Mission:

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:

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  • Made me rethink alot of what I "knew"



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