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March, 2011

  • 1 March

    082: John Holt – Instead of Education (Freedom Book Club Discussion Part 2 of 2)

    (Part 2 of 2) On February 26th 2011, I took part in a discussion about John Holt's book, Instead of Education. Other participants included Stefan Molyneux, Jake Desyllas, Luke David, Michael Demarco, Thomas Bell, Debbie Harbeson, Ivan Ivanov and Cheryl Hulseapple. Special thanks to Greg for setting up the conference on Skype. Bumper Music: "Crime of the Century" Supertramp "Take the Long Way Home" Supertramp Look Closer: Freedom Book Club on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Freedom-Book-Club/189728764133?sk=wall Instead of education: ways to help people do things better By John Holt http://books.google.com/books Freedomain Radio http://www.freedomainradio.com/ Related Posts081: John Holt - Instead of Education (Freedom Book Club Discussion Part 1 of 2)Tags: education, book, john, supertramp, discussion, club, freedom, holt, closer, conference

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February, 2011

  • 27 February

    081: John Holt – Instead of Education (Freedom Book Club Discussion Part 1 of 2)

    (Part 1 of 2) On February 26th 2011, I took part in a discussion about John Holt's book, Instead of Education. Other participants included Stefan Molyneux, Jake Desyllas, Luke David, Michael Demarco, Thomas Bell, Debbie Harbeson, Ivan Ivanov and Cheryl Hulseapple. Special thanks to Greg for setting up and managing the conference on Skype. Bumper Music: "Logical Song" Supertramp "School" Supertramp Look Closer: Freedom Book Club on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Freedom-Book-Club/189728764133?sk=wall Instead of education: ways to help people do things better By John Holt http://books.google.com/books Freedomain Radio http://www.freedomainradio.com/ Related Posts082: John Holt - Instead of Education (Freedom Book Club Discussion Part 2 of 2)Tags: education, book, john, supertramp, discussion, club, freedom, holt, closer, conference

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  • 25 February

    080: Persuasion, Prussia, and the Purpose of Education (SAT Writing Class Rant)

    PICTURE: Friedrich Nietzsche had eyebrows, mustaches, and ideas that all eventually grew out of control. In my SAT class last Saturday (2-19-11), a student pulled out an interesting essay question: "Is the purpose of education to change the world?" At this point, I was compelled to tell a story. Bumper Music: "Room At the Top" Adam Ant Look Closer: Nietzsche's Superman https://www.msu.edu/user/bradle45/nietzsche.htm The Übermensch and the Nazis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%9Cbermensch AGAINST SCHOOL: How public education cripples our kids, and why, By John Taylor Gatto http://www.spinninglobe.net/againstschool.htm Society and the Individual in Nietzsche's The Will to Power http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/travis_denneson/power.html

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April, 2013

  • 1 April

    After School Sucks Special (mp3) 1-12-13

    More math discussion – Osborne remembers his experience as a college professor – Restaurants today suck – bureaucratization – statistics – Adam Versus the Man – interactions with the chat Related PostsAfter School Sucks Special 1-12-13Tags: adam, statistics, bureaucratization, suck, versus, man, chat, interactions, today, restaurantsAfter School Sucks Special 7-12-12Tags: statistics, special, sucks, college, school, a/vPre-Show 11-22-12Tags: college, a/vBonus Show: Listener Participation Live Show (Video)Tags: college, a/vBonus Show: Listener Participation Live Show (MP3)Tags: college, mp, a/v, osborne

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March, 2013

  • 16 March

    After School Sucks Special (MP3) 8-30-12

    -The Political Debate Contract -Iron Sky and Nazi Talk! Related PostsAfter School Sucks Special 8-2-13Tags: sucks, special, school, a/vPre-Show 5-17-12Tags: talk, a/vHacky Sack 8-24-13Tags: a/vPre-Show 9-13-12Tags: talk, a/vPre-Show 7-26-12Tags: a/v

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  • 16 March

    After School Sucks Special (MP3) 9-13-12

    -Discussing civil disobedience and Free Keene with Ian Freeman, Derrick J and Michele Seven. -Osborne’s TSA encounter Related PostsAfter School Sucks Special 9-13-12Tags: derrick, michele, freeman, ian, free, keene, tsa, encounter, disobedience, civil

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CORE TOPIC - Why does school suck?

John Taylor Gatto

CORE TOPIC - What does self-directed education look like?

Peter Gray - Self-Directed Education

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