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Latest Podcasts

January, 2021

  • 25 January

    The Hero’s Journey For teens – With Matt Beaudreau [PODCAST #698]

    (but also for everyone else) Matt Beaudreau returns to map out a hero's journey for teens. We'll also discuss how students are guided through this process at Acton Academy, and how homeschooling and unschooling parents can help nurture this process in their own children. Plus much more on - goals, systems, habits and routines - self-knowledge and challenge - resisting cultural/political/peer "brainwashing" Matt is an in-demand and provocative education speaker and consultant, and a personal development coach to people all around the world. He is also the founder of the Acton Academy in Placer, CA; Acton is a program of self-directed learning with over 100 locations around the world. About Acton Academy Placer Acton Academy Placer is an Educational Resource ...

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  • 20 January

    My Space [PODCAST #697]

    Webmaster Tony makes a rare appearance to discuss the blessings bestowed upon us by the rapidly expanding social media purge. Come drink the lemonade we've made. INTO ACTION < Click when you get to the end. Want to pay with crypto? Email me at [email protected], subject line "Myspace" Related PostsSchool Sucks Radio 5-31-12Tags: podcastsSchool Sucks Radio 5-17-12Tags: podcastsSupport the Show: Please Join the A/V Club!Tags: podcasts

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  • 16 January

    “Plan B” With Zak Slayback [PODCAST #696]

    Favorite School Sucks neighbor Zak Slayback returns to offer some key 2021 updates to his past advice for young people at the beginning of their careers. Our previous conversation on this topic, called How High School Students Can Get Ahead In Their Careers [PODCAST #583], covered: - Why young people need to start personal websites while in high school, and how this website can work as a portfolio, showcase of personality, a canvas and as insurance - How to contact an existing expert in the area you want to go into, getting a better idea of how to get started - Methods of signaling and building a portfolio - growing your network of people who are a few steps ahead ...

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Supporter-Only Content

November, 2020

  • 13 November

    [BONUS] The Social Dilemma Quandary (Part 2 of 2)

    A group discussion around (but also beyond) the problems, themes, and possible ulterior motives in the newish Netflix documentary, The Social Dilemma. Part of the Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group Series A new weekly conversation about applying the lessons and practices of The Ideas Into Action Summit   to the chaos of the real world.   School Sucks Project · The Social Dilemma Quandry 2

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  • 12 November

    [BONUS] My Exchange With G. Edward Griffin

    From Union of the Unwanted, November 2nd 2020 - A quick interaction with G. Edward Griffin (and Richard Grove and some woman who didn't like what I said) about principles, strategies, tactics, and what it will take to increase the market demand for individual liberty. I was also fortunate for the opportunity to thank him for some of his great works. School Sucks Project · My Exchange With G. Edward Griffin

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  • 4 November

    [BONUS] Election Week Prediction Chat (with Richard Grove and Kevin Cole)

    As it sounds, plus more. Recorded Monday morning 11-2-20. Part of the Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group Series A new weekly conversation about applying the lessons and practices of The Ideas Into Action Summit   to the chaos of the real world.   School Sucks Project · Election Week Prediction Chat (with Richard Grove and Kevin Cole)

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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.