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March, 2019

  • 7 March

    Professor CJ – Considering Community College? – Part 1 of 2 [PODCAST #601]

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    Part One: Structural/Political Problems With Community College CJ Kilmer is a college history professor and the host of the acclaimed The Dangerous History Podcast. A couple weeks ago CJ expressed some frustration about his teaching job on Facebook - it included the word "soul-crushing" - and I saw it as an opportunity to connect over similar experiences. It's also an opportunity to share with you a long-form discussion on community college. The conversation is divided into two parts; today we'll cover the institutional problems and the next installment will focus on current student and cultural challenges. Reduction in the variety of community college course offerings -reduced relationship cultivation with students -2008-2017 saw 30% drop in BA degrees in history -Since ...

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February, 2019

  • 28 February

    Special: The Music of School Sucks Podcast [PODCAST #600]

    If you're a new listener this is not best place to start. Nick and Lizzie from Sounds Like Liberty accompany me on a melodious journey, where I'll explain how my tastes in music were formed and how those tastes are incorporated into the podcast. Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the only one completely devoted to the issue of education (versus public school and college). Your 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. Please help us continue to spread this ...

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  • 20 February

    Nathan Fraser – Anatomy of A Failed Passion Project [PODCAST #599]

    Nathan Fraser and I have both been participants and critical observers of an interesting scene over the last decade. During that time we've watched, and participated in, projects driven by a passion for liberty but doomed by a lack of foresight and direction. Today we'll discuss how a libertarian passion project can find a way to outwit the devil. We'll explain. Why are so many liberty activists attracted to entrepreneurship? The connection here is kind of obvious, but if freedom is the sole priority we risk becoming what Napoleon Hill called "aimless drifters." A Lesson From A Book Called The $100 Start-Up: Passion is only a third of the whole equation; you also need skills and customers.For a passion to ...

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January, 2019

  • 29 January

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone – Yearly Review (Part 2 of 2)

    Part 2 0f 2; the long part. We each started 2018 in dark places. We discuss what actions we took to start 2019 with much brighter mindsets and outlooks. Related Posts[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone - Yearly Review (Part 1 of 2)Tags: actions, discuss, start, brighter, outlooks, mindsets, places, dark, discomfort, bonusPre-Show 12-13-12Tags: discuss, a/vPre-Show 9-13-12Tags: a/vShit Has Gone Too Far (Bonus Content Preview)Tags: bonus, a/vFood Is Not A Liquid (Bonus Content Preview)Tags: bonus, a/v

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  • 21 January

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone – Yearly Review (Part 1 of 2)

    We each started 2018 in dark places. We discuss what actions we took to start 2019 with much brighter mindsets and outlooks. Related Posts[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone – Yearly Review (Part 2 of 2)Tags: actions, discuss, start, brighter, outlooks, mindsets, places, started, discomfort, bonusHacky Sack 8-24-13Tags: a/vShit Has Gone Too Far (Bonus Content Preview)Tags: bonus, a/vPre-Show 7-26-12Tags: a/vPre-Show 9-13-12Tags: a/v

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  • 13 January

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone 9 – The Split Personality of Entrepreneurship

    Back together in Pittsburgh, Brett and Andrew discuss a book called The E-Myth: Why Most Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It. The book was written decades ago and last updated at the dawn of the digital revolution, but it contains wisdom still very relevant to us today. The E-Myth describes the self-employed or small business owner as a person who initially tries to play three distinct roles: a technician, a manager, and an entrepreneur. Brett and Andrew evaluate their aptitudes in each area, and discuss strategies for improving.

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CORE TOPIC

CORE TOPIC

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.