[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: play is very important SELF_DIRECTED
-learning is living, learning isn't the controlled environment of the schools
-Negative media instigated trends resulting in an increasing lack of empathy for children
-Bashing Youth: Media Myths About Teenagers, By Mike Males
-know your neighbors
-Dorothy Sayers, The Lost Tools of Learning
-Ed Choice 101

Come see me at Keenevention, November 1st
I'll be on media panel with Mark Edge, Chris Cantwell and Stephanie Murphy.

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