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March, 2019

  • 21 March

    Countering Costly College Propaganda, With Seth Hymes [PODCAST #604]

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    Today college propaganda is so powerful that some successful (and presumably smart) people are willing to risk felony charges to help their children get in.

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  • 15 March

    COLLEGE SCAM! – Mainstream America Learns A New Phrase [PODCAST #603]

    Operation Varsity Blues

    Scott Hambrick and I discuss the so-called biggest scandal in the history of higher education! But what will the public ultimately learn from the Operation Varsity Blues revelations? And what will change? Scott is a home educating parent, entrepreneur, strength coach and the creator (Reader In Chief) of OnlineGreatBooks.com. 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 ...

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  • 12 March

    Professor CJ – Considering Community College? – Part 2 of 2 [PODCAST #602]

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    Part Two: Current Challenges For Community College Students 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; in the previous show we covered the institutional problems and this installment will focus on current student and cultural challenges. CJ has been teaching college history since 2006, so we're working with a sample size of several thousand students. Community college ...

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  • 7 March

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

    community college

    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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January, 2019

  • 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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December, 2018

  • 31 December

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone 8 – Family Dysfunction

    Brett unloads about his family dysfunction, and watching almost everything School Sucks Project works to prevent happening all at once to the people closest to him. Andrew is a very good listener. Can't see the player? Click HERE.

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  • 21 December

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone 7 – High Performance Habits

    Are we finally done pleasuring ourselves to productivity gimmicks? Or have we found the best one ever and the pleasure has just begun?! We discuss High Performance Habits. Can't see the player? Click HERE.

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  • 11 December

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone 6 – Alone In Winter

    Andrew travels with a man and doesn't like it. Brett has Seasonal Affective Disorder. James also joins us in The Studio of Champ-Yinz to talk about what gives him anxiety. Streamed live to a hostile You Tube audience on December 6th, 2018. Discussed: Struggles with certain types of commitments, loneliness, winter activities, seeking new challenges, simplifying routines, prioritization No player? Click HERE

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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.

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.