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Latest Podcasts

November, 2010

  • 6 November

    067: A History Teacher Walks Away From Government School (1 of 2)

    ...quickly PART 1: Preparation For Citizenship Topic: Today I discuss collective and authoritarian schooling with a veteran teacher who walked away from the public school setting just four weeks into his new job. Rich Nastro explains why he did this, and what he saw while he was there. We'll Discuss... -Literacy and Information Literacy -Public Education and the Welfare State, Failure Reframed As Success -Portrayal of the Public Education System In Film -Introducing Philosophy to the History Cirriculum -Squeeky Wheels Get the Grease -Working with Students From Broken Homes -Day-to-Day living/short-term thinking of abused kids -Preparation for the Economic Realities of the 21st Century -Grades and Diplomas as "Job Tickets," but where are the jobs? Bumper Music: "Pets" Porno For ...

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October, 2010

  • 31 October

    065: Bureaucrats Are People Too!

    In today's installment, I interview Steve Ressler, founder of the government employee social networking site govloop.com, and organizer of the Government Doesn't Suck Rally (October 30th, Washington D.C.). I happen to have a show that suggests the government does suck, so I thought we could bounce some ideas off each other. I skipped past a number of arguments and questions to deal specifically with the non-aggression principle. While I thought this would be little more than an amusing discussion, it actually evolved into a larger examination of empathy, forgiveness, and differentiation within the bureaucratic structure. Look Closer: Bob Murphy's Mises Archive http://mises.org/articles.aspx?AuthorId=380 Government workers: 'We need love too.' http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Election-2010/Vox-News/2010/1030/Government-workers-We-need-love-too. Steve Ressler: Government Doesn't Suck http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-ressler/government-doesnt-suck_b_773021.html

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August, 2009

  • 16 August

    002: Pavement On the Road to Hell…

    Critical Thinking Question: What would you think of a person who claimed that they had the ability to make plans for the life of another person who they had never met and didn't know anything about? What if they said they had the ability to make plans for the lives of ten people that they had never met and didn't know anything about? 100 people? 1000? A million? And so on... Topic: Central Planning in Education and Beyond What if people tolerated the same system for their food as they did for their education? Examples of people who did: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USSR http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Chinese_Famine Government school is factory where followers and authority worshipers are made. The American education system was borrowed from the ...

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Supporter-Only Content

April, 2013

  • 18 April

    Bonus Show (Video) – Young Entrepreneurs, Cheating Teachers and Bitcoin

    (AV CLUB/Recorded 4-18-13) - Kristov and Andrew call in to discuss their new apparel company, Robber Baron Swag - entrepreneurship - Kickstarter - Paul Krugman on Bitcoin - the divisibility of Bitcoin - Mike Martelli from First Degree Liberty calls in - teachers cheating on standardized tests - Brett vs. Matt Damon in a fight? - how to get celebrity guests on SSP - Kate Baker calls in to report on the progress of The Network For Educational Opportunity - Bill the teacher from NJ gets a few of his students to listen and call in

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  • 11 April

    After School Sucks Special 4-11-13

    Site issues (spammers!) - Heath Ledger - A great convesation with Ross, a frustrated high school freshman - science-fiction books I wrote in elementary school - video production tips with Keegan - cinematography - using School Sucks as a tool to meet/impress women? Related PostsAfter School Sucks Special 8-2-13Tags: sucks, special, school, a/vAfter School Sucks Special (MP3) 8-30-12Tags: sucks, special, school, a/vAfter School Sucks Special (mp3) 4-25-13Tags: special, sucks, school, a/vHacky Sack 8-24-13Tags: a/vAfter School Sucks Special 11-29-12Tags: special, sucks, school, a/v

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  • 9 April

    After School Sucks Special 3-29-13

    Starting a new podcast - Star Wars video - followup to the Jeremy Frandsen discussion - Stef's debate will Tom Wilcutts - morality of government - Darrell calls in to discuss NVC - deserve-oriented language - arguments from the preferable - Stefan Molyneux in debates, Jan Helfeld - and more...

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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.