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School Sucks
Indoctrination + Regurgitation + Graduation ≠ An Education
Category: Education
Location: Manchester, 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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July 22, 2016 08:34 AM PDT
Wes Bertrand and I reboot our series based on Nathaniel Branden's book, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. This extension to the original series focuses on Branden's concluding chapter and what he calls the "seventh pillar." We will be reviewing each of the six pillars; the previous discussions focused on the what and the why of those practices, and this time we turn our attention to the how. INTRO MONTAGE: Collectivism pulls us away from pursuits of self-knowledge, self-assertiveness and self-actualization, away from becoming who we are. The easiest forms of collectivism to carelessly embrace are tribalism and racism. Pseudo-self-esteem is often the result of such embrace. This montage is a 2016 update on Rand's thoughts on racism, Branden's 1971 warnings about anti-individualist psychology and our 2014 discussions on self-esteem. DISCUSSION: We aimed to focus this segment on the importance of self-knowledge and how it prepares us for self-education, but due to the gravity of the current political situation we spend a considerable amount of time on race, IQ, tribalism and a culture focused on non-essentials. The article we're discussing is called The Golden Age of Teaching Yourself Anything 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: Alabama Shakes - "Sound & Color" The Who - "I've Known No War" Yes - "Yours Is No Disgrace" Look Closer: Complete Liberty Podcast NathanielBranden.com The Golden Age of Teaching Yourself Anything Happiness Counseling Resource Page The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem (pdf) Here's a new way to incentivize our production of educational content.

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July 17, 2016 05:40 AM PDT
This is my conversation with Adam Allpow of the Voluntary Institute on how the Social Justice movement is further damaging higher education, in terms of culture, freedom and actual learning. I think it's important to stress the importance of treating people as individuals, but in order address a problem we have to recognize some patterns. Monologue: Why did I pick such a shitty title? Discussion: - Unique communication and generational challenges Millennials face - the back-story of SJWs? the theories of Paul Joseph Watson and Stefan Molyneux - The new highest values being taught: equality, diversity and inclusion - confusion about structural racism, scientific racism and racial liberalism - racial liberalism in higher ed - paternalist, white-supremacist, inperialist - Building empires on aggrievement: people seeking something/someone to justify their failure, allay their fears, confirm their suspicion and help them throw rocks at their enemies. -SJWs are discrediting legitimate causes and projects; the damage they're inflicting is significant, producing hostility towards groups they claim to represent - "no justice, no peace" - that's actually the goal - when one (supposed or legitimate) injustice is remedied, they'll continue to move on to increasingly contrived causes - the progressive stack - yikes - how to we make progress and grow as individuals? we usually have to experience some discomfort - how do we grow as intellectuals? usually through experience of some amount of discord and debate Look Closer: Tom Woods Show Ep. 676 The Campus Silencers: Who Are They, and Can They Be Stopped? Here's a new way to incentivize our production of educational content.

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July 15, 2016 01:35 PM PDT
Wes Bertrand and I reboot our series based on Nathaniel Branden's book, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. This extension to the original series focuses on Branden's concluding chapter and what he calls the "seventh pillar." We will be reviewing each of the six pillars; the previous discussions focused on the what and the why of those practices, and this time we turn our attention to the how. INTRO MONTAGE: In these conversations, we will integrate some of the lessons from our 2015 series on trauma and Internal Family Systems (Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience) with Branden's concept of the disowned self. The 2014 film Birdman provides a fine example. DISCUSSION: - Turning the Six Pillars into habit - An explanation of the Seventh Pillar - A review of the Six Pillars - What is high self-esteem? - Why self-knowledge is vital subset of self-directed learning 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: Dylan LeBlanc - "Cautionary Tale" The Who - "Let's See Action" moe. - "The Road" Look Closer: Complete Liberty Podcast NathanielBranden.com Derek Sivers on Developing Confidence, Finding Happiness, and Saying “No” to Millions Derek Sivers Reloaded – On Success Habits and Billionaires with Perfect Abs Happiness Counseling Resource Page The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem (pdf) Here's a new way to incentivize our production of educational content.

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July 11, 2016 01:27 PM PDT
This is an edited version of my recent appearance on Liberty Under Attack Radio, with Shane Radliff. In this conversation we address considerations for constructively communicating the problems with public schooling to its supporters and even its employees. This includes: -knowledge of the needs, beliefs, concerns of audience -confidence in your evidence and conviction in your arguments -clarity in definition, education vs schooling -regular access to the people -and they have to be willing to audit their beliefs From Liberty Under Attack: On this broadcast of Liberty Under Attack Radio, we hosted the 22nd edition of the direct action series. We covered three items off of The Freedom Umbrella of Direct Action; namely, strategic withdrawal, myth busting, and debunking fallacies. In the first three segments, we were joined by Brett Veinotte from the School Sucks Podcast to discuss government indoctrination, more commonly known as public schooling. We started our discussion by digging into the root problems of the institution and the sheer lunacy found within. In the second segment, we dug into Brett’s background, the Prussian model of schooling adopted by the United States, and more. In the third segment, Brett provided the basic criteria for communicating the dangers of public schooling to those we are close to that are still within the institution. A Quote to Juxtapose to the Concern About A Clinton Or Trump-Run Federal Department of Education "For what is meant by saying that a government ought to educate the people? Why should they be educated? What is the education for? Clearly, to fit the people for social life — to make them good citizens. And who is to say what are good citizens? The government: there is no other judge. And who is to say how these good citizens may be made? The government: there is no other judge. Hence the proposition is convertible into this — a government ought to mold children into good citizens…. It must first form for itself a definite conception of a pattern citizen; and, having done this, must elaborate such system of discipline as seems best calculated to produce citizens after that pattern. This system of discipline it is bound to enforce to the uttermost. For if it does otherwise, it allows men to become different from what in its judgment they should become, and therefore fails in that duty it is charged to fulfill." -Herbert Spencer, philosopher Look Closer: Education: Free and Compulsory, by Murray Rothbard - A new way to incentivize the production of educational content.

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July 08, 2016 05:47 AM PDT
Historian Thaddeus Russell returns to discuss the development of his new online university. We also revisit our past college experiences in an effort to identify what was missing, and what is needed optimize education in the future. -how Thad discovered his aptitude -why academia attracts narcissists -the insularity of academia -the educational power of debate Also... -the positive impacts of the rise of Trump and Sanders? -the strange contradictions of Milo Yiannopoulos and Gavin McInnes To learn more about Renegade University, please click HERE and join Thad's mailing list. Bumper Music: "Don't Sweat the Technique (Instrumental)" Eric B. and Rakim "Future Shock" Curtis Mayfield "Steady As She Goes" The Raconteurs Look Closer: Thaddeus Russell's Site - www.thaddeusrussell.com Previous School Sucks Show With Thaddeus Russell - http://schoolsucksproject.com/category/podcast/a-renegade-history-course-with-thaddeus-russell/ A new way to incentivize the production of educational content.

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July 06, 2016 11:39 AM PDT
This is a free sample from our marathon Porcfest production, The Dawn of Freedom . This audio is the final segment (part seven), running from 7:55am until the beginning of Ernest Hancock's Declare Your Independence. The previous six parts are available in the bonus content section at schoolsucksproject.com. In this show: The Marvel cinematic universe - Titanic conspiracy - haunted Porcfest and cryptozoology - Richard Grove arrives to discuss predictive programming - Lynn Ulbrich joins us to discuss outreach for her son - Andrew from Puke and the Gang stops by - Ernie Hancock brings us out Previous audio: Discussed: What film and television do we like and dislike? - From Whoopi Goldberg to Sean Connery to Hydra very rapidly Following audio: Discussed: The Dawn of Freedom recap.

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June 29, 2016 07:56 AM PDT
Crusaders are motivated by the desire to win over their opponents. Entrepreneurs want to find buyers for their products, even if the rest of the world laughs at them. - John Vespasian, The 10 Principles of Rational Living John Vespasian is the author of seven books about rational living, self-reliance, self-mastery and entrepreneurship. His works include "When Everything Fails, Try This" (2009), "Rationality Is the Way to Happiness" (2009), "The Philosophy of Builders: How to Build a Great Future with the Pieces from Your Past" (2010), "The 10 Principles of Rational Living" (2012), "Rational Living, Rational Working: How to Make Winning Moves When Things Are Falling Apart" (2013), "Consistency: The Key to Permanent Stress Relief" (2014), and "On Becoming Unbreakable: How Normal People Become Extraordinarily Self-Confident" (2015). He joins me today to discuss the first principle from his book "The 10 Principles of Rational Living," contrasting the stories of doctor Ignaz Semmelweis and film maker Luis Buñuel to illustrate the importance of thinking like an entrepreneur, instead of like a crusader. We also discuss five differences between difficult undertakings and hopeless enterprises: 1. Are you creating new assets? 2. Are you dealing with friendly people? 3. Are you acquiring new skills? 4. Can your project expand? 5. Will it contribute to your personal growth? Look Closer: John's Books John's Blog

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June 11, 2016 10:08 PM PDT
#MemoryCondition In this concluding episode I discuss ways to minimize interference for better memory retention, along with the importance of fostering a healthy memory consolidation process. Retrieval strategies build on the previous discussions about visual memory, mindful encoding and retention. Look Closer: Theories of Forgetting MEMORY CONSOLIDATION Sleep, dreams, and memory consolidation: The role of the stress hormone cortisol Memory and Sleep - The Basics Sleep-Dependent Learning and Memory Consolidation A list of reliable online memory assessments: University of Washington Short-Term Memory Test MemTrax Memory Test Psychology Today Memory Test Rutgers University Memory Self-Tests (verbal and Visual) Ohio State University Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE) You can use this comprehensive assessment from Douglas Herrmann's book Super Memory. Bumper Music: REMINISCING - The Little River Band

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June 05, 2016 06:39 AM PDT
#MemoryCondition A discussion of learning styles, learning dimensions and encoding strategies. Is the key to a better memory the ability to think visually? Thousands of years of memory training practices, from the Ancient Greeks to 21st century memory competitors, seem to suggest so. In this episode I aim to extract the principles of time-tested methods like loci and the memory palace, to create some more flexible, tech-friendly and efficient strategies. Look Closer: Joshua Foer: Feats of memory anyone can do School Sucks Podcast #233: Tools - The Brain Software (With Richard Grove and Paul Verge) School Sucks Podcast #206: Learning Styles and Strategies - Control and Flexibility Develop Perfect Memory With the Memory Palace Technique The Learning Dimensions: A list of reliable online memory assessments: University of Washington Short-Term Memory Test MemTrax Memory Test Psychology Today Memory Test Rutgers University Memory Self-Tests (verbal and Visual) Ohio State University Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE) You can use this comprehensive assessment from Douglas Herrmann's book Super Memory. Bumper Music: REMINISCING - The Little River Band

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May 27, 2016 08:28 AM PDT
#MemoryCondition A brief (and optional in this series) neurology-based discussion of the process of making memories. This includes the development of the understanding of the memory system, retrograde and anterograde amnesia, and trauma's strange effect on memory. The Memory Process In A Nutshell 1. external events occur 2. Stimuli encounters the 5 senses (iconic, echoic) 3. Senses transport data to the working memory - holding area 4. central processor - controls how much attention is given to the contents of the working memory (episodic buffer, visuo-spatial sketchpad, phonological loop) 5. Long-term memory - data stored and potentially available for recall, it can be explicit (episodic or semantic) or implicit (procedural or emotional) Look Closer: McGill University: Memory and Learning The episodic buffer: a new component of working memory? School Sucks Podcast Series: The Trivium (2013) School Sucks Podcast Series: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience (2015) A list of reliable online memory assessments: University of Washington Short-Term Memory Test MemTrax Memory Test Psychology Today Memory Test Rutgers University Memory Self-Tests (verbal and Visual) Ohio State University Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE) You can use this comprehensive assessment from Douglas Herrmann's book Super Memory. Bumper Music: REMINISCING - The Little River Band

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