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2/23 #StuVoice chat "Challenging the Status Quo: A Solution for Unhappy Students"
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2/23 #StuVoice chat "Challenging the Status Quo: A Solution for Unhappy Students"

Lisa and I are helping plan the next StuVoice Twitter chat, inspired by School Survival and everyone who's unhappy in school!

It's Monday, Feb. 23, at 8:30pm EST... I hope as many people from here as possible can make it.

2/23 #StuVoice Twitter Chat "Challenging the Status Quo: A Solution for School's Unhappy Students"

This is an opportunity to share the problems with those who hate school with a broader audience, and explore solutions. The more people who understand these situations and stories, the more we can all do to change things, convince parents to consider alternatives, and win those within education over to questioning forced, factory-model schooling.

So, who's thinking of participating?

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2/23 #StuVoice chat "Challenging the Status Quo: A Solution for Unhappy Students"

Reminder, this is tomorrow (Monday) from 8:30pm-9pm. Basically, it'll be a series of questions that people can reply to and discuss, like what's wrong with school, and what kind of alternatives there are.

The more people who can make it, the more we can show that this is a real cause that deserves attention... if you aren't familiar with Twitter chats, I can explain them. Basically, make a Twitter account, and you can either use twitter directly by searching on the #stuvoice hashtag, or (what I do) use http://tweetchat.com and put #stuvoice in.

Anyone think they could make it?

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2/23 #StuVoice chat "Challenging the Status Quo: A Solution for Unhappy Students"

This starts in a little over two hours. You can participate by making a twitter account if you don't have one (easy!) -- and then use http://tweetchat.com to participate in the chat, with the hashtag #stuvoice -- direct url http://tweetchat.com/room/stuvoice

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