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Latest Podcasts

May, 2019

  • 13 May

    Toxic Profession – Why This Is Jonathan Carroll’s Last Month of Teaching [PODCAST #611]

    My guest today is Jonathan Carroll, a history teacher and a 20-year veteran of Florida's public schools. Jonathan's recent viral Facebook resignation post has made national news, and has inspired messages of appreciation from educators around the world. In his April 30th post he says that teaching has become a "toxic profession" because of numerous factors, several of which we've discussed on School Sucks for many years. While the point of this conversation is connection, and to let Jonathan tell his story long-form, I did need to ask if the compulsory nature of schooling could have produced anything other than toxic outcomes for far too many students and teachers. Special thanks to Jonathan for his commitment, courage to speak out, ...

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  • 7 May

    UNeducation? – Defending Families Against Globalist Indoctrination and Other Top-Down Intrusions [PODCAST #610]

    Pam Lucashu is a home-educating parent and the Legislative Liaison for The Education of Christian Homeschoolers of CT. Because much of our recent content has been devoted to exciting and revolutionary educational alternatives, I wanted to spotlight Pam as an exemplar of the often forgotten people who are doing the less glamorous work of defending children and families from incursions from state legislatures and beyond. Some examples: In 2015 Pam worked with parental and homeschool rights advocates to form the CT Parental Rights Coalition to respond to the Sandy Hook Commission Report. The commission made recommendations to further regulate home education, using the false pretext that Adam Lanza had been homeschooled. Pam is also an outspoken critic of UN/UNESCO designs ...

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April, 2019

  • 30 April

    Isaac Morehouse – How To Choose, Build, Signal, and Sell Valuable Skills [PODCAST #609]

    Isaac Morehouse is the CEO of Crash, the career launch platform, and the founder of Praxis, a startup apprenticeship program. He joins me today to map out a better route to beginning or even relaunching a fulfilling career. Better than what? Better than what almost all of us learned to do. School inculcates a permission mentality; schooled people seek someone to vouch for them. Today you'll stand out more if you can vouch for yourself. Isaac's book, Crash Your Career: Ditch the Gatekeepers and Be Your Own Credential, provides a step-by-step process for how to do this. In it he writes: "...degrees are dead, whether or not most people know it yet. The internet killed them. But it didn’t kill ...

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Supporter-Only Content

March, 2018

  • 31 March

    [BONUS] The Long Bumpy Road… (Part 2)

    A continuation of The Long, Bumpy, Endless and Essential Road of Personal Development SEGMENT ONE (3-11-18) Optimizing personal finances Managing credit cards Accountability Professional Advancement - navigating around employer "stated preferences" and understanding what is needed The unexpected personal costs of financial mismanagement Weekly Goals A Freer Mind: The 5 step process of GTD and achieving presence SEGMENT TWO (3-18-18) GTD Implementation Overwhelm Weekly Reviews Connecting Vision to Long term goals, medium term goals, projects and actions Lacking vision and purpose Specifying Project outcomes The conversation then veers of course into a group invective about #MarchForOurLives, politics and intersectionality. Or click HERE Related PostsSee My D**k (Bonus Content Preview)Tags: bonus, a/vHacky Sack 8-24-13Tags: a/vPre-Show 5-31-12Tags: a/vPre-Show 7-26-12Tags: a/vShit Has Gone ...

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February, 2018

  • 27 February

    [BONUS] The Long, Bumpy, Endless and Essential Road of Personal Development

    Brett, Andrew and James Mastermind on a variety of personal development topics: Emotional Health, Fitness, Financial, Productivity, Organization, Focus Andrew identifies his reasons for wanting to improve: * Want to be confident in my decisions * Want to be more understanding * Want to master tasks and actions * Want to be successful * Want to stop squandering * Want to be more stable * Understand other's reasons How did each of us begin this journey? What are our strengths and weaknesses? (we tell each other) Or click HERE. Click HERE to jump to the right part of the video.

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  • 4 February

    [BONUS] The Trials of A Young Autodidact

    (AUDIO, 1 HOUR, 45 MINUTES) Twenty-two-year-old Danny McCarthy showed up at A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell in August and impressed a lot of people. He had traveled to Salem, MA from Cleveland. Then he and his girlfriend Alice camped three miles away from the event. His story brought Thad to tears. The experience left me wanting to learn more about him. He worked in a pizza parlor. He didn't go to college. He was extremely intelligent and well-read. On October 26th in Columbus Ohio, I got a chance to sit down with Danny, along with Alice, Alex Bell and Drew Sample. And I learned a lot. Or click HERE.

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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

The realization that school sucks actually marks the beginning of a new and exciting educational journey.

Welcome to SchoolSucksProject.com. 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-directed learning, 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.