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[PODCAST] #343a: Dr. Jody Underwood – Defining the Current Public School Problem (2015 Liberty Forum)

Part One in our 2015 New Hampshire Liberty Forum Discussions (Photo Credit: Virgil Vaduva) Jody's Presentation: Public education is based on some flawed ideas: (1) Geographic location determines your opportunity to become educated. (2) Age determines what other students you are grouped with. (3) Taxes can be used only for government-run schools. (4) All children must get a “free” education. (5) Taxes are needed to pay for public schooling. I will argue that free and appropriate education needs to be changed to appropriate access to education – not daycare or medical support. I will present these and related ideas using general principles and my experiences as chair of the Croydon school board. I will propose some ideas for change, and ...

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[VIDEO] Public School: A Conspiracy Against Ourselves (The Best of Gatto, Episode Fifteen)

SCHOOL HISTORY - "Solve this problem and school will heal itself: children know that schooling is not fair, not honest, not driven by integrity. They know they are devalued in classes and grades,1 that the institution is indifferent to them as individuals. The rhetoric of caring contradicts what school procedure and content say, that many children have no tolerable future and most have a sharply proscribed one. The problem is structural. School has been built to serve a society of associations: corporations, institutions, and agencies. Kids know this instinctively. How should they feel about it? How should we?" A short video based on John Taylor Gatto's book, The Underground History of American Education. Arranged and edited by Brett Veinotte This ...

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Brett On Free Talk Live 2-19-14

Jason King of Bitcoin Across America and Sean's Outpost Joins Us to Discuss Running Across America! :: Satoshi Forest Threatened By Pensacola Government Gang :: Teen Shot by Cops For Possession of Wii Remote :: Threatened for Publishing Utah Voter List :: Biweekly vs Semiweekly :: Police Abuse :: Defending the Police for Beating a Deaf Man :: School Board Meeting Controversy :: Clothing Offensive? :: Liberty-Oriented Bureaucrats? :: Monopolies :: Working Within the System

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Video – Brett On Black Sheep Rising and Keene School Board Footage

Video for Podcast #265: Running On A Treadmill (On the Train Tracks) - Inside Public School Politics, plus another hour of discussion. And here is some selected clips from the Keene school board meeting we discussed. Show Summary: The Keene school district served us up a big ol’ helping of suck at last week’s deliberative session. School Sucks Project’s Brett Veinotte gets pulled into our outrage as we discuss the shenanigans that took place. Later, we bring it down even further with tales of suicidal penguins and rabbits on Viagra. Oh, the Horror. Related PostsPodcast #265: Running On A Treadmill (On the Train Tracks) - Inside Public School Politics95An optional show about the bitter morass of public school politics. I ...

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Podcast #265: Running On A Treadmill (On the Train Tracks) – Inside Public School Politics

An optional show about the bitter morass of public school politics. I recently was a guest on the Keene-based Black Sheep Rising, with Darryl Perry and Conan Salada. Conan and Darryl have been involved in a effort to control school spending and the power of the local school board. It isn't going well. Bumper Music: "Nighttime In the Switching Yard" Warren Zevon "Da Rockwilder" Method Man and Red Man "Shakedown Street" The Grateful Dead Look Closer: Origins and Purpose of "No Child Left Behind" - http://www.educationanddemocracy.org/Emery/Emery_NCLB.htm A SHORT ANGRY HISTORY OF AMERICAN FORCED SCHOOLING - http://4brevard.com/choice/Public_Education.htm Keene voters amend several articles, leave proposed school district budget total unchanged - http://www.sentinelsource.com/news/local/keene-voters-amend-several-articles-leave-proposed-school-district-budget/article_b5e542ed-4244-5606-b177-77e402c25b7c.html Sentinel Editorial: School officials outmanned, outfoxed Free Keeners - http://www.sentinelsource.com/opinion/editorial/school-officials-outmanned-outfoxed-free-keeners/article_ba336b48-e78a-5311-8839-d9fd3790ba5f.html ...

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042 School News! (#3): School District Sues Taxpayers To Stop Questions

Picture: The primary lesson of public school politics. Congress, Ariz. school district sues taxpayers to stop questions Mark Flatten Goldwater Institute Watchdog Report March 10, 2010 The Goldwater Institute Watchdog Report is a periodic publication intended to identify government corruption and waste and to hold politicians and public agencies accountable to taxpayers. A handful of taxpayers in a small community north of Wickenburg, Arizona are being targeted by the local school district in a lawsuit that asks a judge to declare they have no right to request public records, sue the district, or complain to outside agencies. The Congress Elementary School District claims that past efforts by these residents to obtain documents such as minutes of board meetings and spending ...

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