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BOYINABAND IS BACK!
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RE: BOYINABAND IS BACK!

Who?
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Thanks for sharing this! It's an awesome video, and it's good to see he's back.

(08-24-2016 06:00 AM)Username Wrote:  Who?

YouTuber who made this video last year that went viral and generated quite a bit of discussion.



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Awesome!

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It's really encouraging to see this new alt education video hit 1 million views on FB -- though "just" 180,000 so far on YouTube. Either way these are large numbers and it's just the beginning if he and others with audiences spread the word.

Of course, just knowing that there are viable alternatives to school doesn't let everyone out of school, but if more people realize this, then more people will choose and begin creating alternatives (like self-directed learning centers that support unschooling.)

Has anyone here shown this to family, friends, etc? (Or when school starts, teachers, staff, other students?) How did it go?

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My English college class showed this. I like how we're told to question.

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I reject questioning. I have my answers. School of course was never interested in my anwers. It would have been nice if I was questioned/challenged, then I might have gotten something out of it.

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