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Latest Podcasts

October, 2014

  • 29 October

    [PODCAST] #315b: American Compulsory Schooling – Alternatives and Escapes

    ALTERNATIVE ED, INTERVIEW Part 2 of 2 - This is my recent conversation with Joshua Sheats of the popular financial planning site RadicalPersonalFinance.com. Joshua is currently working through a series on education, and he invited me to discuss public school history, agendas, and solutions and alternatives. Our discussion includes: -alternatives to the government school system. -homeschooling rebranded as home education, -voluntary instruction -voucher programs(I'm opposed to the idea of vouchers because I think they can expand state control) -Sudbury Schools -homeschool co-ops -how we can provide for our children's education in as superior a way as possible to set them up for long-term success. -What needs to be practiced, and modeled: Emotional Intelligence -Attributes of Emotional Intelligence -For young children: ...

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  • 26 October

    [PODCAST] #315a: American Compulsory Schooling – History, Development and Hidden Agendas

    SCHOOL HISTORY - (Part 1 of 2) This is my recent conversation with Joshua Sheats of the popular financial planning site RadicalPersonalFinance.com. Josh is currently working through a podcast series on education, and he invited me to discuss public school history, agendas, and escapes and alternatives. Our discussion includes: -the concept of Education as a public good on a national scale -the impact of the 14th Amendment -does school work? for whom? -the Calvinists vs. the Unitarians at Harvard -Prussian history, 'an army with country' -Horace Mann and the spread of the Prussian system -The Progressive reforms and John Dewey -tax-free foundations and industrialists -connections to modern schooling discourse Come see me at Keenevention, November 1st I'll be on media ...

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  • 21 October

    [PODCAST] #314: Legally Kidnapped – The Case Against CPS

    HOME-EDUCATION, PARENTING ISSUES - Carlos Morales of Truth Over Comfort Podcast returns to discuss his new book Legally Kidnapped: The Case Against Child Protective Services, based on his experience working inside Child Protective Services in Texas. The book can be accessed for free this week at LegallyKidnapped.net Discussed: -The History of CPS -Practical Strategies for defending against and dealing with CPS -Communication strategies for off-limits topics -Writing a book Book Trailer: Previous Discussions: 1. 222 (Supplemental): Brett On The Renegade Variety Hour 2. Empathizing with “The Enemy” (Brett On The Renegade Variety Hour, Part 2) 3. 228 Porcfest Interview: Conspiracy Theorists vs. Skeptics Look Closer: Carlos On YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSosyewZ2gMdbS1JlSIGkVw Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With ...

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Supporter-Only Content

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 self-directed education look like?

Peter Gray - Self-Directed Education

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