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School Sucks Podcast
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School Sucks Podcast

http://schoolsucks.podomatic.com/
So I'm checking it out as I write this. What do you think of it?
The Site Wrote:In my 10+ years of teaching, "school sucks" is perhaps the most common phrase I've heard students use to describe their feelings about public education. But this seemingly bitter and reductive slogan is actually quite clever. When taken literally, "school sucks" is perhaps the most accurate and astute synopsis of the system I've ever heard. Here's why...

1. The twelve-year process of an American public education has a dramatic effect on the mind of a child. When we first enter school at age six, many of our best personal attributes are already in place. We are curious, innovative, unique, creative and hopeful in ways that we will rarely be able to replicate throughout the rest of our lives. But over time, school sucks those essential attributes out of too many of us...and replaces them with predictability, obedience and apathy.

2. The public school system sucks off the productive capacity of hard-working people. The system is coercively funded through taxation. In other words, whether public education succeeds or fails (spoiler alert: it fails) at providing real education to the public, the cost goes up every year. There are no refunds.

The END of Public Education?

1. END: It's over, irrelevant, useless, needs to be done away with. Does more harm than good.

2. END: (As in means to an end) We'll also explore the true intentions behind the system, which have very little to do with real education. There is substantial evidence that its failure to educate is no accident.

Above all, this is a show about what one might do about these problems...

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Based on what you posted, it seems pretty fucking cool. It's new way to think about the term "School sucks", if nothing else.

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07-14-2011 02:05 AM
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We should totally contact this guy, or something.

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I heard about this like a year ago. Should've told you guys.

Hidden stuff:
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Again, I agree with you. School does teach you things. And once again, you are missing the point entirely. It's not that I disagree with school's mission or the things it teaches. What I object to is that the students are deprived of any choice in the matter. As benign as the intentions may be, any system that forces people into an environment where they have no say in their lives is a situation ripe for abuse of power.

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You'll end up like Prometheus, chained to a rock with a bird eating your internal organs.

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07-14-2011 07:35 AM
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Hwat would we contact him about?

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07-14-2011 07:38 AM
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Absentinsomniac Wrote:Hwat would we contact him about?
Link exchange? I don't know, sometimes my ideas aren't very detailed.

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I made a thread about school sucks months ago. It fell way to the bottom. Where have u guys been???
BTW: I listened to like every episode of school sucks podcast. Brett Veinotte is awesome.

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I /bow to the teacher.

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07-15-2011 09:59 PM
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I need to listen to all of them.

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Weswammy Wrote:I need to listen to all of them.

Same, I've only really listened to one.

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07-15-2011 10:43 PM
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I think I found this show around the same time I found SS. I did a google search for "school sucks". I also found complete liberty podcast around that time. I can't remember the exact timeline.

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07-16-2011 07:03 AM
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I would also suggest freedomain radio. Another very good set of podcasts.

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I don't like fdr as much as the others. The host comes across as more of an asshole than do wes bertrand and brett veinotte.

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Prince Rilian Wrote:I don't like fdr as much as the others. The host comes across as more of an asshole than do wes bertrand and brett veinotte.
Stephan Moleneux does give off a very smug vibe. His podcasts are still great though.

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