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School Sucks Podcast: Education Evolution
Indoctrination + Regurgitation + Graduation ≠ An Education
Category: Education
Location: Newmarket, New Hampshire
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My name is Brett and I have worked in education for the last ten years, in a variety of capacities. I am currently the Vice Pre...


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April 17, 2014 05:35 PM PDT
Part 4 in the survey series, A Renegade History Course. This is the fourth discussion with historian Thaddeus Russell, the author of A Renegade History of the United States. Discussed Today: -Differing views on the 14th Amendment -W.E.B. DuBois, what happened? -Assimilation of free black people -formal culture vs. popular culture -Dan Emmett created black face out of envy? -who is the #1 consumer of hip-hop today? -the expectations immigrants refused to meet -the strange benefit of racial segregation -the "wages of whiteness" -Drapetomania -work without religion -using labor saving devices to labor all the time -racial liberalism -Brown v. The Board of Education Bumper Music: "Black Steel In the Hour of Chaos" - Public Enemy Look Closer: Thaddeus Russell's Site - www.thaddeusrussell.com
April 16, 2014 08:52 AM PDT
Ben Stone joins me for a discussion about the past, present and future of the philosophy of liberty. Ben is the host of the Bad Quaker podcast. Discussed: -Ben's journey to liberty through childhood, adolescence, and adulthood -the genesis of the "Bad Quaker" -The costs and benefits of civil disobedience -Mandela, Gandhi, MLK -Creating a market for liberty -Don't fight the government -why force fails -when learning is properly defined, school is clearly unnatural Bumper Music: Widespread Panic - "Little Lilly" Widespread Panic - "Time Zones"
April 15, 2014 02:18 PM PDT

Story 1:

A 15-year-old teen in Pennsylvania was convicted of disorderly conduct for videotaping fellow students who were allegedly bullying him.

The unidentified teen stated at his March 19th hearing that he made the recording because he felt like it wasn't me being heard. The boy was quoted as saying “I wanted some help. This wasn't just a one-time thing. This always happens every day in that class.”
When the school district found out about the recording they forced the boy to delete the evidence, punished him with detention and called the police. He was only charged with disorderly conduct after police decided the case did not warrant a felony wiretapping charge.
The teen’s mother, Shea Love, questioned why school officials decided to contact police to discuss a possible violation of wiretapping laws but refused to confront the students whose voices were allegedly captured on the iPad harassing her son.
The family has hired an attorney and is planning to seek recourse from the South Fayette School District.

Story 2:
After the tragic events that took place at Franklin Regional High School, regarding the recent stabbings that flooded mainstream new, students are still uneasy. Noah Rabe, a former student who graduated last year said and I quote “Every student I've talked to has had an unsure and frightened tone in their voice, even if we're not talking about the stabbings.”
Ryan Bailey, a student at Franklin said hopelessly "there is nothing that the district could do to make me feel safer."
Assistant Superintendent Mary Reljac stated there will be counselors available for students and staff, as well as "heightened supervision.”
Our hearts go out to all those affected by this tragedy.

Story 3:
Now we’ll turn to Laurette Lynn, our correspondent in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

Common Core is weaving a thread throughout America; but with many frayed edges.
Not surprisingly a vast majority of school districts throughout the nation are adopting common core standardization. The school system is designed specifically to ensure that every child, regardless of who they are individually, receives exactly the same instruction according to their numerical grade which, for the sake of equality, is determined by whether their birthday falls before or after December of the school year - which is different than the actual year - not to be confused with the Jewish or fiscal year.
Some audacious representatives from rebel alliance school districts are showing vehement opposition to common core standardization, claiming that children, even though enrolled in an institution specifically designed for standardized assimilation, should learn according to their individual abilities and educational needs. Naturally, school chancellors are appalled by these claims and are diligently working to proceed with plans for total intellectual assimilation and assassination of the kind of outside the box thinking that promotes these rebellious ideas in the first place.
The argument over whether schooling should be done sort of the same or completely the same, has inadvertently sparked a quiet but significant exodus of families who have chosen to opt out, not only from common core, but from schooling altogether in favor of actual education. These families refer to themselves as homeschoolers - even though school is not actually part of their agenda.
Common Core is good for America. It illustrates the need to separate those who long for meaningful education from those who choose common standardization.
Until next-time, This is Laurette Lynn, with my thoughts and words, for Education Freedom Report

April 10, 2014 01:06 PM PDT
Michael W. Dean joins me for some casual conversation. Michael is the host of the popular Freedom Feens radio show and Michael Dean After Dark, as well as an author and a film maker. -What's so scary about Ray Kurzweil -Reading Michael's disciplinary reports -Making the arts more accessible, removing gatekeepers -Why do young people reject libertarianism -Going to college -Reverence for authors and scientists -Khan Academy vs. teachers -The "defective" label and treatment -Brett's teaching history -Do statists have the potential to be reached? -Are we in competition with each other? Look Closer: D.I.Y. or Die: How to Survive as an Independent Artist - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D.I.Y._or_Die:_How_to_Survive_as_an_Independent_Artist
April 03, 2014 09:14 AM PDT
Wes Bertrand and I continue our series based on Nathaniel Branden's book, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. Today we move into the second part of the book. "Regardless of what we think we are teaching, we teach what we are." Discussed: -everything going on inside me is weird and alien to the rest of the world -we have this natural desire to be seen, heard, understood -what would happen if we extended the courtesy we have for adults to children -Understanding the need or the fear behind scolding? -When we convey love, appreciation, acceptance, respect and empathy we make the child visible -When we convey Indifference, ridicule, condemnation and scorn drive child into "lonely underground of invisibility" -Inappropriate Praise -evaluative praise vs appreciative praise -state the facts and leave the evaluation to the child -Don't create "approval addicts" -A child needs sanity for healthy development -parents who can acknowledge that they make mistakes -embed values into family life, don't just preach them THE SIX PILLARS OF SELF-ESTEEM 1. The Practice of Living Consciously 2. The Practice of Self-Acceptance 3. The Practice of Self-Responsibility 4. The Practice of Self-Assertiveness 5. The Practice of Living Purposefully 6. The Practice of Personal Integrity Bumper Music: The Who - "When I Was A Boy" Weezer - "In the Garage" Look Closer: Complete Liberty Podcast http://completeliberty.com/ NathanielBranden.com http://www.nathanielbranden.com/ An Introduction to Nonviolent Communication http://happinesscounseling.com/NVC_Intro.pdf Happiness Counseling Resource Page http://happinesscounseling.com/happiness-resources/ The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem (pdf) http://experiencelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/70-the-six-pillars-of-self-esteem.pdf
April 03, 2014 07:35 AM PDT
I'd like to get serious about incorporating meditation into my routine, and hopefully many of you are curious as well. I am joined by meditation teacher, Kyle Davis to discuss the basics and some benefits of the practice. My Questions: What is meditation? What are the different techniques? How can discover which practice is best for me? General guidelines? Posture, time, eyes, duration What are the physiological and psychological benefits? What are the benefits of working with a teacher? Look Closer: Meditation & Buddhism in Providence: Mindfulness for Busy People - http://meditationinrhodeisland.org/ Robert Anton Wilson - http://www.rawilson.com/
March 31, 2014 10:08 AM PDT
I am joined by a listener named Tony to discuss his public school teaching experience in the Bronx through New York State's version of Teach For America, and his experience and insights living and teaching in Turkey. We also run through a primer on Turkish politics, current events and history. Bumper Music: "Can I Kick It?" (Instrumental) A Tribe Called Quest Look Closer: Turkey Fears 'Deep State' Return - http://www.voanews.com/content/turkey-fears-deep-state-return/1874926.html The deep state (Turkish: derin devlet) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_state Secret Warfare: Operation Gladio and NATO’s Stay-Behind Armies - http://www.globalresearch.ca/secret-warfare-operation-gladio-and-natos-stay-behind-armies/5303061
March 28, 2014 10:54 AM PDT
Wes Bertrand and I continue our series based on Nathaniel Branden's book, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. Today's show includes a discussion based on the sixth pillar, the Practice of Living With Integrity. Do your ideals, convictions, standards, beliefs and behavior line up? Do most people know what their ideals, convictions, standards and beliefs are? The root of self-esteem is not in accomplishment or output, but in our practices. However in school, we are only our output. WORDS AND BEHAVIORS MATCH “Integrity is the integration of ideals, convictions, standards, beliefs—and behavior. When our behavior is congruent with our professed values, when ideals and practice match, we have integrity. If they don't, we lose face in out own eyes." SUPERIORS AND AUTHORITY FIGURES untrustworthy because of incongruence Being an adult with an inconsistent boss was stressful enough "ONLY I WILL KNOW..." -dispel the idea that only the judgment of others counts -TRUTH: only mine counts when it comes to self-esteem LIVING WITH GUILT (original sin is anti-self esteem) 1. face and accept full reality, without disowning or avoidance 2. seek to understand why we did what we did 3. acknowledge to others the harm we've done, convey understanding of consequences 4. take restorative action 5. firmly commit to behaving differently in the future SELF ESTEEM isn't taught but IRRATIONAL STANDARDS ARE -religious teachings that damn pleasure, state, culture, society courage to challenge deepest assumptions of "good" -teaming living consciously with need for integrity to examine values we were taught -Practice of Integrity has inconsistencies in our lives explore this! why? -challenge: high personal standards while feeling like we're living in a moral sewer, the feeling of a lonely and heroic undertaking PRINCIPLE OF RECIPROCAL CAUSATION behaviors that generate SE are also expressions of SE practice of pillars genesprates a need for them, not work anymore (exercise or nutrition) THE SIX PILLARS OF SELF-ESTEEM 1. The Practice of Living Consciously 2. The Practice of Self-Acceptance 3. The Practice of Self-Responsibility 4. The Practice of Self-Assertiveness 5. The Practice of Living Purposefully 6. The Practice of Personal Integrity Questions to answer in this series: what is self-esteem? why is it important? what can we do to raise self-esteem? what role do others play in our self-esteem? The steps we'll try to follow for each pillar: -identify and define -what are the obstacles -personal stories, struggles -how to overcome them Bumper Music: The Who - "Who Are You" Donnie Iris - "Ahh Leah" Free - "All Right Now" Look Closer: Complete Liberty Podcast http://completeliberty.com/ NathanielBranden.com http://www.nathanielbranden.com/ An Introduction to Nonviolent Communication http://happinesscounseling.com/NVC_Intro.pdf Happiness Counseling Resource Page http://happinesscounseling.com/happiness-resources/ The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem (pdf) http://experiencelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/70-the-six-pillars-of-self-esteem.pdf
March 26, 2014 11:35 AM PDT
This supplemental podcast is an edited version Free Talk Live from 3-12-14. Ian and I planned to discuss a reason.com article called Homework Can Turn Your Kid Into a Stressed-Out Wreck, Researchers Say by J.D. Tuccille, but our discussion meanders into numerous school and education-related digressions. Included Topics: -Obedient Teachers -Ending Government School -Anger and Activism -Insane Homework Requirements -Young People Innovating -Compulsory Shakespeare -Common Core Full show:
March 18, 2014 02:00 PM PDT
Wes Bertrand and I continue our series based on Nathaniel Branden's book, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. Today's show includes a discussion based on the fifth pillar, the Practice of Living Purposefully. THE SIX PILLARS OF SELF-ESTEEM 1. The Practice of Living Consciously 2. The Practice of Self-Acceptance 3. The Practice of Self-Responsibility 4. The Practice of Self-Assertiveness 5. The Practice of Living Purposefully 6. The Practice of Personal Integrity Questions to answer in this series: what is self-esteem? why is it important? what can we do to raise self-esteem? what role do others play in our self-esteem? The steps we'll try to follow for each pillar: -identify and define -what are the obstacles -personal stories, struggles -how to overcome them Bumper Music: They Might Be Giants - "Can't Keep Johnny Down" The Brown Derbies - "Eye of the Tiger" Acapella Michael Franti & Spearhead - "I'm Alive" Look Closer: Complete Liberty Podcast http://completeliberty.com/ NathanielBranden.com http://www.nathanielbranden.com/ An Introduction to Nonviolent Communication http://happinesscounseling.com/NVC_Intro.pdf Happiness Counseling Resource Page http://happinesscounseling.com/happiness-resources/ The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem (pdf) http://experiencelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/70-the-six-pillars-of-self-esteem.pdf
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