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Flags for the Student Revolution

Ok, if your school revolted against a principal, what flag would you march under?

If you can, draw and post.

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RE: Flags for the Student Revolution

I choose the Irish flag because Irish warriors are depicted as some pretty brave fuckers. They may not be as brave as certain other countries, but they are still pretty damn brave.

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I'd use my own flag, a mix of SS's logo, the dove and grenade, and a slice of pie.

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Hey, it worked for my nation in GoSS.

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Hey, it worked for my nation in GoSS.
Didn't that same nation start World War I, collapsed, and was replaced with the USA/UAC afterwards?

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RE: Flags for the Student Revolution

(03-20-2014 10:10 AM)TheLiberal Wrote:  Ok, if your school revolted against a principal, what flag would you march under?

Is the principal of one's school really the Big Bad to revolt against?

(Barring extreme cases of villainy...)

Is there any particular person or role to revolt against, in this mess called factory-model education?

The way I see it, not really. Change is more complex then a traditional "revolution" against a traditional Big Bad.

The villain, in this case, is arguably what Justin Schwamm calls the "factory mindset" -- a whole system of ways of doing things, beliefs, institutional constraints, and norms that schools-as-many-know them tend to be full of.

Justin has delved into the factory mindset from many angles in his various blog posts, and reading many of them has helped me understand a different set of lenses through which to look at at the convoluted mess of 19th-20th-century schools in a 21st-century world.

Something to think about, and discuss, when it comes to thinking about how to bring about change...

Thoughts? Maybe a topic for a hangout, or a scheduled, facilitated chat?

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my ansestors flag (sir robert de holland knighthttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_de_H...ron_Holand
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(03-21-2014 12:12 AM)Chanku Wrote:  
(03-20-2014 03:28 PM)DoA Wrote:  [Image: images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTu2DLatzPxaHkzPMvT2BV...XTkBKjxTvg]

Hey, it worked for my nation in GoSS.
Didn't that same nation start World War I, collapsed, and was replaced with the USA/UAC afterwards?

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Some combination of SoulRiser's Profile Picture, the Equestria flag, and the Windows logo.

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A Chinese flag. That'll tell everyone that the Chinese are coming.



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I was thinking Ukraine style red and blue stripe red on top, with a white hammer and sickle in the corner.

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lol, china

Okay, seriously, let's see...hammer and sickle, rebellion against school. TheLiberal, I think I speak for the majority of us when I say the problem is bigger then your school or your principal, and a rebellion, if it even got off the ground, wouldn't be the best way to go about changing things. The authorities would just crack down, and anything and anyone involved can kiss goodbye to being taken seriously for a long time. I can't blame you for wanting a rebellion, because judging from our history many users here have. And I can't blame them either.

xcriteria is right when he speaks about the system as a whole. I would suggest finding a way to speak out about that, and joining the movement that's already happening. Surely there are examples of the top-heavy bureaucracy in your school that you can relate to!
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