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January, 2012

  • 19 January

    118: Get Out of My Way; I’m Trying to Learn (1 of 2)

    Topic: As a follow-up to the last show, specifically my story about my student's Lego movie, I wanted to look a little closer at the constricting and numbing elements of institutionalized schooling. Also, how I once contributed to these wounds and how I try to correct them. Look Closer: How Does School Wound? Kirsten Olson Has Counted Some Ways http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/201106/how-does-school-wound-kirsten-olson-has-counted-some-ways Porc Therapy http://www.porctherapy.com/ Donate to School Sucks: Chip In One Time http://edu-lu-tion.com/support Send Bitcoins http://edu-lu-tion.com/support/bitcoin Become A Monthly Subscriber http://schoolsucks.podomatic.com/ Other Ways to Help School Sucks: 1) FACEBOOK: School Sucks Podcast - Like, Comment, Share http://www.facebook.com/pages/School-Sucks-Podcast-The-END-of-Public-Education/144639747999 2) PODOMATIC -Like, Share, Embed, Comment 3) Follow School Sucks On TWITTER https://twitter.com/#!/SchoolSucksShow 4) YOU TUBE: Subscribe to the School Sucks Podcast You Tube ...

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December, 2011

  • 30 December

    113: Punished By Elves?

    I try to record an installment of School Sucks At the Movies, and fail completely. Enjoy the results! What derailed me? The story of a new Christmas craze: The Elf On the Shelf Bumper Music: "Reading Time With Pickle" Regina Spektor Look Closer: Lesson 28: Elf on the Shelf -- Innocent Holiday Whimsy or Dangerous Informant? by Jenny Lawson http://thestir.cafemom.com/big_kid/130507/lesson_28_elf_on_the/ Punished by Rewards? A Conversation with Alfie Kohn http://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/pdf/Punished%20by%20Rewards.pdf The Magic of Pronouns: Tips For Aspiring Politicians/Criminals (...and Ron Paul)

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  • 1 December

    109: Homeschool Oversight and Regulation?

    Laurette Lynn and I discuss homeschooling with Professor Robert Kunzman. From unpluggedmom.com: Dr. Robert Kunzman, associate professor at Indiana University teaches courses related to secondary education curriculum and instruction, including an ongoing seminar in the Community of Teachers Program. Professor Kunzman has conducted independent research on homeschooling. You can review his work on his website. Professor Kunzman’s book Write These Laws On Your Children is also available. While he supports home education as a reasonable option, he does still feel that home ed families should be supervised and subject to standards and regulation by the board of education. It’s for the protection of the children. Now anyone familiar with me and Unplugged Mom already knows that I’m not exactly in ...

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July, 2011

  • 18 July

    101: Unschooling Liberty – The Halldorsons and the Unschool Bus

    Kelly Halldorson from unschoolbus.com joins me to discuss her family's unschooling awakening. Kelly and her husband Jeff are the parents of three unschooled teenagers. We also cover the reactions and judgements of others, the challenges, travels on the Unschool Bus and the successes of liberty-minded parenting. Correction: Northeast Unschooling Conference, not New England Unschooling Conference Look Closer: unschoolbus.com http://kelly.halldorson.com/blog/ Northeast Unschooling Conference http://www.northeastunschoolingconference.com/ porcfest.com Homepage

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December, 2013

  • 15 December

    After School Sucks Special (mp3) 12-11-13

    With Osborne, Brian and Keegan - self-sovereign college students? - Brett's college stories - filmmaking and independent film distribution - the Gatto videos - writing a book - the Bulletproof Diet - Bitcoin concerns - market distortions (caused by schooling)

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November, 2013

  • 24 November

    JFK Assassination 50th Anniversary T&H Roundtable (mp3)

    (A/V Club) November 22, 2013, With Brett Veinotte, Kevin Cole, Richard Grove and Ben Zanfagna JFK + 50: What do we know? Asking relevant questions, finding substantial answers… examining the credible evidence that exists, highlighting the omissions of the Warren Report and the Commissions Official Story, taking steps to verify facts, dismiss contradictions, and build out meaningful connections; so that we can attain higher degrees of certainty and understanding of this historic event. Notes & References: (Article) The State of the Evidence, The Evidence of the State by Edward Jay Epstein Lyndon B. Johnson John Connally (Video) Gov Connally: If Americans knew what I know, they’d revolt Billy Sol Estes (Article) Billie Sol Estes, Texas Con Man Whose Fall Shook ...

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  • 24 November

    JFK Assassination 50th Anniversary T&H Roundtable (Full Video)

    (A/V Club) November 22, 2013, With Brett Veinotte, Kevin Cole, Richard Grove and Ben Zanfagna JFK + 50: What do we know? Asking relevant questions, finding substantial answers… examining the credible evidence that exists, highlighting the omissions of the Warren Report and the Commissions Official Story, taking steps to verify facts, dismiss contradictions, and build out meaningful connections; so that we can attain higher degrees of certainty and understanding of this historic event.   Notes & References: (Article) The State of the Evidence, The Evidence of the State by Edward Jay Epstein Lyndon B. Johnson John Connally (Video) Gov Connally: If Americans knew what I know, they’d revolt Billy Sol Estes (Article) Billie Sol Estes, Texas Con Man Whose Fall ...

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  • 15 November

    Trivium Series Out-Takes (MP3/30 minutes)

    Two clips cut from the Trivium shows: 1. A portion of the Logic monologue - George Bush kept us safe? 2. From the Rhetoric discussion with Gene - editing and "Non-violent" communication

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CORE TOPIC - Why does school suck?

John Taylor Gatto

CORE TOPIC - What does real learner-driven education look like?

Peter Gray - Self-Directed Education

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

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