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July, 2012

  • 19 July

    School Sucks Radio 7-19-12

    This became podcast #152: Behaviorism In Disguise - Outcome-Based Education 1/8 2/8 3/8 4/8 5/8 6/8 7/8 8/8 Co-Hosts: Alyson, Cory, Mandrik Topics: A seemingly comical entry-point into dark territory: Texas GOP Declares: "No More Teaching of 'Critical Thinking Skills' in Texas Public Schools" which quotes the party platform: "We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student's fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority." So what is Outcome-Based Education? John Taylor Gatto: A SHORT ANGRY HISTORY OF AMERICAN FORCED SCHOOLING The BEHAVIORAL TEACHER EDUCATIONAL PROJECT outlines specific ...

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  • 19 July

    Pre-Show 7-19-12

    Setting up the show and discussing various off-color topics Related PostsPre-Show 7-26-12Tags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 8-2-12Tags: pre-show, a/vHacky Sack 8-24-13Tags: a/vPre-Show 5-31-12Tags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 5-17-12Tags: pre-show, a/v

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  • 12 July

    After School Sucks Special 7-12-12

    - A look at our new studio table - college and employment statistics - The TSA - Brett's airplane fascination - The dark origins of Chuck E. Cheese's Related PostsAfter School Sucks Special 8-2-13Tags: sucks, special, school, a/vPre-Show 7-26-12Tags: a/vAfter School Sucks Special (mp3) 1-12-13Tags: statistics, special, sucks, college, school, a/vHacky Sack 8-24-13Tags: a/vPre-Show 11-22-12Tags: college, a/v

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