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Education and School spoken word
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Education and School spoken word



Watch on YouTube

10-26-2013 02:36 AM
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RE: Education and School spoken word

Also check out Suli's other videos, including:

I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate
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Parents Are The Hardest People To Please
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And, a bit about his story:
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Peter Gray & allies launching the Alliance for Self-directed Education

ASDE Newsletters: #1 Announcement | #2 History of ASDE | #6 Education Liberation


School Survival & Catalyst Learning Network featured on AlternativestoSchool's blog
“Mom, Dad, can I stop going to school?”

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Education and School spoken word

Haven't I seen that video before? Multiple times?

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RE: Education and School spoken word

Probably, but check out the others as well. Or make your own. Razz

Some people probably haven't seen it. That's why we need a course with all the videos and text related to this question of education.

Peter Gray & allies launching the Alliance for Self-directed Education

ASDE Newsletters: #1 Announcement | #2 History of ASDE | #6 Education Liberation


School Survival & Catalyst Learning Network featured on AlternativestoSchool's blog
“Mom, Dad, can I stop going to school?”

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