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Latest Podcasts

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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  • 11 August

    001: The “Business” Plan

    NOTE: This is the second part of a re-recording of the original episode one. My apologies if it temporarily appears out of order in the podcast feed. Critical Thinking Question: Why would something that's so good for us, like public education... need to be imposed on us with the use of force ? And funded with the use of force ? Maybe something else is going on. Topic: The problem with the "business?" of public education. And it's a big one. (An evaluation of the logic and ethics of the American public education system) Bumper music: "Stitching Leggings" by Kate Nash www.myspace.com/katenashmusic Look Closer: "The Non-Aggression Axiom of Libertarianism" by Walter Block http://www.lewrockwell.com/block/block26.html "The Argument From Morality (Or, how we ...

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  • 5 August

    000: An Introduction to School Sucks Podcast

    Introduction: Explanation of the title, "School Sucks" and subtitle "The END of Public Education" Who I am, what I'm doing and why. This is not a show about public school reform, because that would suck nearly as much as school. Bumper music: "Troublemaker" by Weezer Look Closer: School Sucks Website Click Here Related Posts001: The "Business" PlanTags: education, public, music, closer, liberty, bumper, podcast, school, sucks, politics

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Supporter-Only Content

April, 2013

  • 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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  • 8 April

    Pre-Show 3-29-13

    By myself in the studio. I discuss the article, The Eight Stages of Successful Social Movements Related PostsAfter School Sucks Special 2-7-13Tags: discuss, liberty, a/v, project, state, free

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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.

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