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Prosperous Illiterates
Prosperous Illiterates. Alright! I finally got my hands on this PhD Thesis from 1983 from Syracuse University. This guy essentially studied a bunch of well off people who were functionally illiterate. Its been kind of a fabled gem for me since John Taylor Gatto made reference to it, having borrowed it from Pat ...
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When you have to go back to school, I invite all of you to say to your parents, "I am not going to school."
It's hard to think that it has been nearly a year since I stood up for myself. A year since I put my foot down and made my own life choices. I come on these forums and I see so many people saying the same things, about how bad things are for them, how the long to be out of a place called school.
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Alliance for Self-directed Education: new website and interview
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A new, off-the-wall book puts the education system starkly under the spotlight
Quote: A radical author has something to say in his latest novel on the state of the education system. Joss Sheldon's third book, The Little Voice, paints a dark picture of just what controlled schooling may do to us all. And Sheldon doesn't pull any punches with his appraisal of what he calls ...
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How to get back at the system?
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NYC-area alternatives to school: Dida Academy, Agile Learning Center and more
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The self-perpetuating delusion of abusive parents
I found something amazing. Utterly amazing. It boggles my mind how people can actually be this crazy, and how they can remain this crazy in the face of overwhelming evidence that they're being crazy. This guy has basically been trying to understand parents whose adult children went No Contact with ...
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Brainwashing and how to avoid it
This'l mostly be a collection of links and quotes; there are a lot of resources on the net, and I prefer giving credit where it is due. I think teens, pre-teens and adults who haven't yet struck out on their own are at risk of being brainwashed by their schools, other institutions of "authority" ...
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Why Our Coercive System of Schooling Should Topple | Psychology Today
Quote: I've been called a crazy optimist, a Pollyanna, a romantic idealist. How can I believe that our system of compulsory (forced) schooling is about to collapse? People point out that in many ways the schooling system is stronger now than ever. It occupies more of children's time, ...
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I went to juvenile hall for truancy of all things http://buff.ly/2fTGUYt
I am a 14, then 13, year old male, who spent five days in a juvenile detention center. Here is my story.
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ASDE News #6, Education Liberation: A message for students oppressed by school
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College Alternative Podcast
Hello, My name is James Christian and I am the host for the College Alternative Podcast. The purpose of the podcast is to show you how to excel in careers that don't require traditional college. I want to give high schoolers and parents more options besides the traditional route of college, ...
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