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School Sucks
Indoctrination + Regurgitation + Graduation ≠ An Education
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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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June 14, 2019 01:47 PM PDT
New Shows Are Coming!!! For today I'm sharing one of my favorite selections from our members-only content. First, mentioned in the monologue... 1. Go Learn Why Freelancing Should be In Every Creative's Toolkit, from SSP favorite Alex Bell 2. I was so impressed with my experience last weekend meeting students from Richard Grove's Autonomy course and community. Learn more about AUTONOMY 3. Want to stay in the loop on our upcoming Virtual Summit Series? Visit THE UN-IVERSITY Use "SCHOOLSUCKS" for your invite code! Today's Conversation: This is one of my favorite Deep End episodes. Even though it was filmed a year and a half ago, it features several topics that are always worth revisiting and many that are becoming increasingly relevant. Title: The Deep End episode 024 Date Filmed: October 16, 2017 | Published: October 30, 2017 Featuring: Brett Veinotte, Kevin Cole, Richard Grove Guest’s webpage: SchoolSucksProject.com Topics: Brett’s “School Sucks Across America Tour” (going on now), the new civil war, Trump and media, Thinking Fast and Slow (book)

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May 29, 2019 06:17 AM PDT
Scott Hambrick and Matt Reynolds are entrepreneurs, Starting Strength coaches, and the team behind Barbell-Logic.com. While Barbell Logic primarily focuses on strength training, Scott and Matt also dig into various self-improvement topics; we recently collaborated on an old School Sucks favorite - David Allen's Getting Things Done. I will discuss how my use of GTD has changed since I first implemented it in 2013, including what I have added and subtracted. Matt has has taken a similar approach. We'll also discuss the importance of doing (and occasionally redoing) a "brain dump," the basic GTD workflow, how GTD helps us be more present with ourselves and the people we care about, the importance of context (time and place for work) and the horizons of focus. Reminder! I will be attending G. Edward Griffin's Red Pill Expo June 7th through the 9th in Hartford, CT. If you want attend, hear some amazing speakers, and hang out with me, you can learn more HERE

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School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the only one completely devoted to the issue of education (versus public school and college). Your support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering our work. Please help us continue to spread this important message further! Before you do anything, please bookmark and use this link for your Amazon shopping: Shop With Us

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May 22, 2019 04:58 AM PDT
Dr. Duke Pesta is an English Professor at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and the Academic Director of FreedomProject Education. Frustrated with "call-out culture" and the misguided efforts to shield young ADULTS from upsetting ideas, Dr. Pesta issued a contract to his students at the beginning of this school year. The highlights: - “In this course, we study literature from cultures that existed before you were born,” reads the contract's Statement of Purpose reads. “Their world is not our world. Their beliefs may not be our beliefs. No one asks you to believe or endorse any premise, attitude, precept, theology, political system, or ideology contained in these books or expressed in class. Nor will you ever lose points or be docked grades because of your opinion.” - “We will not malign or trivialize these texts because they do not always parrot our values. We will not assume these books are racist, sexist, or homophobic because of the period in which they were written, or because of the race, class, gender, or religion of the authors.” - Anyone triggered by “open, direct, and adult discussion of issues, including but not limited to issues of faith, war, violence, race, gender, and sexuality,” should also drop the class I'm interested in learning how all that worked out for him this year. Also In this show: An Extended Monologue: "Game of Thrones Entitlement" Duke Pesta will be speaking at G. Edward Griffin's Red Pill Expo on June 7th. I will be attending and I might like to continue our conversation then. Please let me know in the comments if you have follow-up questions/topics.

Please Support School Sucks

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School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the only one completely devoted to the issue of education (versus public school and college). Your support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering our work. Please help us continue to spread this important message further! Before you do anything, please bookmark and use this link for your Amazon shopping: Shop With Us

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May 13, 2019 11:26 AM PDT
My guest today is Jonathan Carroll, a history teacher and a 20-year veteran of Florida's public schools. Jonathan's recent viral Facebook resignation post has made national news, and has inspired messages of appreciation from educators around the world. In his April 30th post he says that teaching has become a "toxic profession" because of numerous factors, several of which we've discussed on School Sucks for many years. While the point of this conversation is connection, and to let Jonathan tell his story long-form, I did need to ask if the compulsory nature of schooling could have produced anything other than toxic outcomes for far too many students and teachers. Special thanks to Jonathan for his commitment, courage to speak out, and for this thoughtful discussion.

Please Support School Sucks

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School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the only one completely devoted to the issue of education (versus public school and college). Your support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering our work. Please help us continue to spread this important message further! Before you do anything, please bookmark and use this link for your Amazon shopping: Shop With Us

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May 07, 2019 11:27 AM PDT
Pam Lucashu is a home-educating parent and the Legislative Liaison for The Education of Christian Homeschoolers of CT. Because much of our recent content has been devoted to exciting and revolutionary educational alternatives, I wanted to spotlight Pam as an exemplar of the often forgotten people who are doing the less glamorous work of defending children and families from incursions from state legislatures and beyond. Some examples: In 2015 Pam worked with parental and homeschool rights advocates to form the CT Parental Rights Coalition to respond to the Sandy Hook Commission Report. The commission made recommendations to further regulate home education, using the false pretext that Adam Lanza had been homeschooled. Pam is also an outspoken critic of UN/UNESCO designs on American schooling - a project that goes back at least to the implementation of No Child Left Behind. We'll discuss: - Pam's children once attended public school? What did she see that made her want to pursue home education? - Homeschooling freedom in Connecticut and how Sandy Hook fallout threatened that freedom - UNESCO's "Education For A Sustainable Future" 2003 - "global citizenship" and other misleading marketing language - "performance-based" education - assessing attitudes not knowledge and school subjects are just carriers for UN themes - globalist indoctrination: Declaration of Independence is downplayed; now the government grants rights; Bill of Rights (negative)is replaced with The Universal Declaration of Human rights (positive) Pam will be speaking at G. Edward Griffin's Red Pill Expo on June 7th. I will be attending and I might like to continue our conversation then. Please let know in the comments if you have follow-up questions/topics for Pam.

Please Support School Sucks

We do cool things! Thanks to your support.

School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the only one completely devoted to the issue of education (versus public school and college). Your support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering our work. Please help us continue to spread this important message further! Before you do anything, please bookmark and use this link for your Amazon shopping: Shop With Us

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April 30, 2019 02:26 PM PDT
Isaac Morehouse is the CEO of Crash, the career launch platform, and the founder of Praxis, a startup apprenticeship program. He joins me today to map out a better route to beginning or even relaunching a fulfilling career. Better than what? Better than what almost all of us learned to do. School inculcates a permission mentality; schooled people seek someone to vouch for them. Today you'll stand out more if you can vouch for yourself. Isaac's book, Crash Your Career: Ditch the Gatekeepers and Be Your Own Credential, provides a step-by-step process for how to do this. In it he writes: "...degrees are dead, whether or not most people know it yet. The internet killed them. But it didn’t kill them by putting lectures and courses online — remember, people don’t pay tuition for the lectures and courses. The internet killed degrees because it brought the cost of information so low that now anyone anywhere can build a better signal than a degree through a digital footprint, brand, or body of work.You can now be your own credential. You can make something better than a third-party paper." We'll discuss: - The value of doing free work (entitlement problem) - Raising your value with comparative advantage, finding the low-value - What skills are right for you to pursue? - How to build those skills; real-world projects - How to signal skills: show, don’t tell - How to sell your skills and yourself

Please Support School Sucks

We do cool things! Thanks to your support.

School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the only one completely devoted to the issue of education (versus public school and college). Your support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering our work. Please help us continue to spread this important message further! Before you do anything, please bookmark and use this link for your Amazon shopping: Shop With Us

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April 23, 2019 08:50 AM PDT
A whole generation? Is that even a fair question? Today's discussion is a series of polite disagreements and even politer agreements with Aaron Clarey, who argues the answer to that question is yes. One huge point of agreement: marketing and advertising are both getting increasingly obnoxious and aggravating as large corporations move their targeting to woke Millennials. The center of our disagreement: are most Millennials (and even many Gen-Xers like Aaron and myself) even in search of a purpose? Or has leftist politics prevented such a quest from ever happening? Bio: Aaron is a motorcycle riding, ballroom dancing, fossil hunting, mountain climbing, economist. He spent 15 years in the banking industry to learn that work sucks, life is short, and it was not meant to be spent in a cube suffering the idiots of corporate America. He left and has since pursued a career in writing, consulting, ballroom dancing, and hedonism. The outgrowth of Aaron's lessons includes a variety of successful media platforms: AaronClarey On YouTube Captain Capitalism Blog Asshole Consulting Older Brother Podcast Aaron's books include Worthless, a real-world assessment about the economic realities and consequences of choosing various degrees, and the Curse of the High IQ. The latter identifies and addresses a litany of problems intelligent people face, and it provides solutions. But more importantly it aims to bring sanity to those who struggle with abnormal intelligence, especially those who are unaware they have it. He's here today to discuss his blog article Selling Millennials Their Purpose, Agency, and Reason in Life. Also... - Don't put handles on a whole group of people to move them around as one unit; this is what we're being critical of (politicians, schools and corporations) - SELF-ESTEEM: The new age self-esteem movement said "If you want kids to have self-esteem here's what you need to tell them" while Nathaniel Branden asserted that if people want self-esteem there's a series of actions they need to take - why are Millennials miserable? by default they're "acceptional" and entitled - LinkedIn Study: Only 30 percent of Millennials prioritize purpose over work and income, compared to 48 percent of baby boomers. - The Social Justice War - signal that every real problem has been solved for most people, they're left to do 60s protest reenactments - SJWs are a small percentage of Millennials, but they are barometer of the political attitudes of the generation; most are just too apathetic - Brand Purpose, marketing to Millennials

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School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the only one completely devoted to the issue of education (versus public school and college). Your support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering our work. Please help us continue to spread this important message further! Before you do anything, please bookmark and use this link for your Amazon shopping: Shop With Us

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April 17, 2019 08:43 AM PDT
Jason Seib is a fat loss coach, fitness and nutrition author, and speaker. He is also the creator of the Alt-Shift Diet, which doesn't have to be seen as a "diet diet" - temporary and filled with frustrating sacrifices. His philosophy aligns with previous health and fitness coaches we've had on the show, and with what has proven most successful for me. Even though Jason's work focuses primarily on 30+ moms frustrated with yo-yo diets, I've bought into his approach in a big way over the last 2 years, with great results. Recently I was looking for ways to optimize my diet and fitness pursuits, which actually means addressing some mistakes and shortcuts I have been making. I thought, who better to talk to than Jason himself? We'll start by discussing Jason's Background in the Paleo scene, the influence of Rob Wolf, serious problems with the online fitness industry, and then we'll move into the important of a healthy relationship between mind and body in fitness and diet pursuits.

What is Alt-Shift:

- Research, Guidelines and foundations - benefits of Cyclic Keto Diets, shortcoming of keto/low-carb diets - Macro-nutrient cycling in Alt-Shift

Brett's Alt-Shift Benefits:

- sustainability - leaner and stronger than maybe I've ever been - less anxiety - much better cardiovascular health - sleep, deep and consistent - energy - less illness - better metabolic flexibility - fun But Here's the Problem: Lately I've been having too much fun? I read the book in 2017, and now I retain only the essences of it, selectively. I am finding ways to cheat, while still still operating inside the macro guidelines of the diet. And while there may be no immediate consequences at my waistline (which is 30) I worry about the implications to long term health. This is an important theme in the show: a conscious approach, with self-acceptance as a foundation, but also focused on regular improvement.

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School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the only one completely devoted to the issue of education (versus public school and college). Your support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering our work. Please help us continue to spread this important message further! Before you do anything, please bookmark and use this link for your Amazon shopping: Shop With Us

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April 08, 2019 09:12 AM PDT
Three years ago a time, energy and attention management expert name Kevin Kruse came on School Sucks to discuss block scheduling and some of its helpful, supporting strategies. I listened politely, and then did something entirely different. After much more trial and error in managing my time efficiently and effectively, I am revisiting Kevin's advice and combining it with some additional resources from Brian Tracey, Cal Newport and Tim Ferriss. After three solid months of experimentation with block scheduling, I'm ready to report my findings in this marathon solo show. I hope this is helpful for many of you.

Backstory/Problems

Lately on SSP, we've been spending a lot of show time discussing the glories of being your own boss. But several times a week, I realize I kind of suck at that. I usually feel busy but not doing things that are really moving the needle for my business. Time is precious, and with great freedom comes great responsibility. Especially for unschooled kids, dealing with an abundance of unstructured time. What habits are they forming?

Block Scheduling INFLUENCES

"Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things. Your ability to plan and organize your work, in advance, so you are always working on your highest value tasks determines your success as much as any other factor." - Brian Tracey Eat That Frog * Select Your Most Important Task * Begin Immediately. * Work on It Single Handedly. * Finish It!! Beware of attention residue. Every time you switch activities you deplete focus. THE E-MYTH This book taught me to think of myself as playing three distinct roles inside School Sucks: entrepreneur, manager and technician. I became more conscious of how I was dividing my time between the three. Batching Tim Ferriss talks about group related work together in The Four-Hour Work Week. Don't make the batch too big if it's not something you enjoy. Cal Newport - DEEP WORK This is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. it's a skill we build over time. Newport claims that a 40 hour time-blocked work wee can produce the same amount of output as an unstructured 60-hour work week. Embracing "monk mode morning" Between when you wake up and noon no meetings, no calls, no texts, no email, no Internet. You instead work deeply on something (or some things) that matter. That's the ideal, so how close can I get?

Block Scheduling PROCESS

This is MY calendar; I can revise it however I wish. I use google calendar - everything moves. Time blocking has four major steps: plan, block, act, and revise. This is explained in detail in the show.

Block Scheduling Outcomes After Three Months

* specific, well defined time blocks for high-value activities, every day, fail if I must * done with work by 5pm every day * Dump low priority stuff off later into the week. WHAT I'VE LEARNED ABOUT MYSELF * I prioritize shallow work, production "feel busy" or "feel productive" * I don't spend enough time on entrepreneurial thinking * Management tasks sap my energy, not for the morning * I manage my time less effectively as the week goes on * I don't have clear boundaries between life and work , too much time in the Studio of Champions * I need to be managed, but I am the only manager I have, and this process solves that problem * Being busy feels terrible, and so does telling people I'm too busy

Related Shows On Organization, Focus and Block Scheduling

[PODCAST/VIDEO] #404: Brett’s Complete Guide To Evernote with GTD – Tutorial [PODCAST] #406: Time Mastery – A Conversation With Kevin Kruse

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The Discomfort Zone – Pilot (Hour 1) (AUDIO, 63 MINUTES) The first installment of our new supporter-only show - In this series, we will build upon and grow our strengths, highlight and improve our weaknesses, diversify and increase our personal and professional skill sets. This ongoing saga will be an open discussion allowing us to question each other's actions to help ensure we are taking the best possible steps to keep us on track achieve our goals.Today Andrew and I inventory each other's strengths and weaknesses and set some initial accountability goals for each other. The Discomfort Zone – Pilot (Hour 2) (AUDIO, 64 MINUTES) The first installment of our new supporter-only show - In this series, we will build upon and grow our strengths, highlight and improve our weaknesses, diversify and increase our personal and professional skill sets. This ongoing saga will be an open discussion allowing us to question each other's actions to help ensure we are taking the best possible steps to keep us on track achieve our goals.Today Andrew and I inventory each other's strengths and weaknesses and set some initial accountability goals for each other. THE DISCOMFORT ZONE 2 – Get Destroyed (AUDIO, 125 MINUTES) Format: 1. Success: How did each of us "punch the world in the dick" (working title) this week? Greatest achievements. 2. Accountability - Did we take each other's advice from the previous session? How did it work out? 3. "Greatest Discomforts" - What is our biggest challenge/frustration/emotional weight this week? Discussion 4. Action Items - We give each other advice to act on before the next sessionToday our Greatest Discomforts both deal with relationship issues. THE DISCOMFORT ZONE 3 – Hug the Cactus (AUDIO, 89 minutes) Can we transform our Greatest Discomforts into sources of gratitude? THE DISCOMFORT ZONE 4 – The Interrogation (AUDIO, 87 minutes) The best and most uncomfortable meeting yet. * Brett and Andrew have a fight. * Brett: Social fatigue, paranoia, alienation, feeling interrogated. Then an epiphany. * Andrew: Productivity jack-offery isn't working. What has to sacrificed for success? * Procrastinating by not prioritizing. THE DISCOMFORT ZONE 5 – How To Escape Your…Comfort Zone (AUDIO, 82 minutes) The first time we've brought on a guest - our friend Nick is visiting Pittsburgh. He has lived in Keene, NH for his entire life and has worked at the same company throughout his whole career. He's in a real comfort zone and getting restless. Andrew and I help him decide if he's ready for a new adventcha!Where should he go? What should he seek? Where will he end up? I share the benefits, revelations, and challenges of my recent travel experience. Andrew used to be a truck driver, and he has some painful memories of being on the road.Also, lots of things aren't going well right now! Audio THE DISCOMFORT ZONE 6 – Alone In Winter (AUDIO, 63 minutes) Andrew travels with a man and doesn't like it. Brett has Seasonal Affective Disorder. James also joins us in The Studio of Champ-Yinz to talk about what gives him anxiety. Streamed live to a hostile You Tube audience on December 6th, 2018.Discussed: Struggles with certain types of commitments, loneliness, winter activities, seeking new challenges, simplifying routines, prioritization THE DISCOMFORT ZONE 7 – High Performance Habits (AUDIO, 69 minutes) Are we finally done pleasuring ourselves to productivity gimmicks? Or have we found the best one ever and the pleasure has just begun?!We discuss High Performance Habits. THE DISCOMFORT ZONE 8 – Family Dysfunction (AUDIO, 80 minutes) Brett unloads about his family dysfunction, and watching almost everything School Sucks Project works to prevent happening all at once to the people closest to him.Andrew is a very good listener. THE DISCOMFORT ZONE 9 – The Split Personality of Entrepreneurship ( AUDIO, 61 minutes) Back together in Pittsburgh, Brett and Andrew discuss a book called The E-Myth: Why Most Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It. The book was written decades ago and last updated at the dawn of the digital revolution, but it contains wisdom still very relevant to us today.The E-Myth describes the self-employed or small business owner as a person who initially tries to play three distinct roles: a technician, a manager, and an entrepreneur. Brett and Andrew evaluate their aptitudes in each area, and discuss strategies for improving. THE DISCOMFORT ZONE – Yearly Review (Part 1 of 2) (AUDIO, 59 minutes) We each started 2018 in dark places. We discuss what actions we took to start 2019 with much brighter mindsets and outlooks. THE DISCOMFORT ZONE – Yearly Review (Part 2 of 2) (AUDIO, 108 minutes) Part 2 of 2; the long part. Kanye West Ruined Mike Myers' LifeBrett explains how Mike Myers standing next to the wrong man at the wrong time made him afraid of being in front of cameras forever. (Video, 26 minutes) Who Is Yogurt Boy and Where Did He Come From? The team revisits a 1999 episode of Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, featuring a debate between Team "Man Show" (Adam Carolla, Jimmy Kimmel) and Team "The Rules" (feminists Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider). The Rules offered strategies women could use to capture the right man, train proper behavior, and to get him to agree to marriage. Even though the idea of a kept man wasn't new when The Rules was published, we speculate that this was the first mainstream attempt systematize man-keeping. Obviously this problem is much worse today. We call these men "yogurt boys." That term will be explained, along with others like "fruitbowling" and "fat little gaylords at home." (Video, 107 minutes) Brett and Andrew's Teen Saga (Complete) Mentioned in Season 2, Episode 4 of The Discomfort Zone, and now available for SubscribeStars! Recorded Summer 2017 Brett begins Jordan Peterson's Past Authoring exercises and wants to talk about it. Brett and his dear friend Andrew discuss the exciting, regretful, awkward and erotic times of their wonder years. Many teen firsts are explored: kisses, loves, heartbreaks, etc... (AUDIO)Parts 1-3 2:31:27 Part 4 1:35:27 Part 5 1:08:14 The Discomfort Zone (s02e01) – Consistent Principles, Changing Tactics Season two! We brag about ourselves and each other. Then we discuss whether or not it's healthy to focus on external sources of validation once a strong personal foundation is in place. Then we move into how to better curate our media consumption, the importance of connection, and the benefits (or jack-offery) of block scheduling. The Discomfort Zone (s02e02) - The Map Is Not the Territory How did our week of "do the more uncomfortable thing" go? What awkward social situations did it create? More discussion about block scheduling, the "stairway of influence," and how to identify and accentuate what's working in our business relationships. The Discomfort Zone (s02e03) – Anticipating the Frog We're not eating enough frogs for breakfast and this can really ruin the day. We'll explain. We also discuss the lessons from a month of block scheduling and ways to improve the practice. Plus Brett's trip to the hospital, Andrew's bi-phasic sleep and a review of High Performance Habits. The Discomfort Zone (s02e04) - Should Brett Go Back To College? A tough couple of weeks for the team - Andrew has a funk and Brett follows a story about two high-profile hip hop murders back to his wayward life in the late 1990s. An unexpected invitation also forces Brett to further revisit this regret-filled period of his life, so he asks Andrew if he should embrace the opportunity to face his past - up close and personal - or if he should just leave it behind.

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