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"Growth and mastery come only to those who vigorously self-direct. Initiating, creating, doing, reflecting, freely associating, enjoying privacy—these are precisely what the structures of schooling are set up to prevent, on one pretext or another." - John Taylor Gatto, "The Underground History of American Education"

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July 15, 2017:

Eighties Teenage Psychiatry For School Pressure: One Writer Squashed Another (No Comments)Posted in: Commentary by SoulRiser @ 12:04 PM

by Maurice Frank (source) Even in cases where no specified mental illness at all is ever claimed to exist, treatment powers and just the threat of their use, can devastate lives long term when child maltreatment situations, which are obviously not the child’s fault, come to involve child psychiatry. That happened to me, though I [...]

High Learning Potential? How being classified as gifted and talented can cause suffering (No Comments)Posted in: Commentary by SoulRiser @ 12:00 PM

by Maurice Frank (source) As an undiagnosed autistic, Maurice Frank suffered severely at school from being classified as gifted and talented. He describes his experiences of thirty years ago. Authoritarians like my former teachers have long made use of the idea of giftedness, with its appeal to wishful thinking and greed, to buy support. If [...]

October 17, 2016:

The Alliance for Self‑Directed Education (No Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 11:40 PM

Source: The Alliance for Self‑Directed Education Alliance Announced at the AERO Conference Hello Allies! Thank you for your interest in the Alliance for Self-Directed Education and for your efforts spreading self-directed education in the world!  It’s been amazing to see such an enthusiastic response from so many of you after announcing the Alliance at the AERO [...]

Teachers give terrible advice on how to deal with teachers (No Comments)Posted in: Commentary by SoulRiser @ 6:07 PM

Original: Teachers give terrible advice on how to deal with teachers I recently stumbled upon a Quora question posted by a parent who wanted to know if she should speak to her daughter's teacher, who is a bully, about the teacher's treatment of her daughter. The Quora question asked: "My daughter's 1st grade teacher refused [...]

September 8, 2016:

South African textbook asks pupils how victim's behaviour led to rape (1 Comment)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 8:38 PM

by Rob Davies Thursday 8 September 2016 15.58 BST   Publisher Pearson says it will amend book aimed at children aged 15 to 16 that has been in circulation for five years   Pearson has submitted corrections to the textbook to South Africa’s department of basic education. Photograph: Yonela Palesa Moopelwa/Facebook   The publishing group Pearson [...]

September 3, 2016:

You don't legally have to go to school (2 Comments)Posted in: Commentary by SoulRiser @ 10:47 AM

Source: You don't legally have to go to school. - YouTube School should really teach you this. Looking at the law, it shows you don't have to go to school - in fact, there are a hell of a lot of alternative options available. â–ş Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/boyinabandcom â–ş Twitter: http://twitter.com/DavePBrown â–ş Tumblr: http://davebiab.tumblr.com/ â–ş Music: [...]

September 2, 2016:

They Dream of School, and None of the Dreams Are Good (No Comments)Posted in: Commentary by SoulRiser @ 10:47 AM

In this survey, 128 adults described their recurring dreams of being in school. by Peter Gray Dreams of being in school are common among adults of all ages.  In fact, in dream surveys, being in school typically ranks among the top five dream categories in frequency, even among adults who have been out of school [...]

August 31, 2016:

Seven Sins of Our System of Forced Education | Psychology Today (No Comments)Posted in: Commentary by SoulRiser @ 1:51 PM

Seven Sins of Our System of Forced Education | Psychology Today. In my last post I took a step that, I must admit, made me feel uncomfortable. I said, several times: "School is prison." I felt uncomfortable saying that because school is so much a part of my life and the lives of almost everyone [...]

August 4, 2012:

SS Forums Back Up (No Comments)Posted in: Site Updates by SoulRiser @ 12:08 AM

Read all about it here :) Okay, so there's not much to read... but check it out anyway. There's some new features and stuff.

June 8, 2012:

SS Forums Down Until Further Notice (65 Comments)Posted in: Site Updates by SoulRiser @ 9:07 PM

UPDATE: The forums are back up! I'll leave them in read-only mode for now. If you want to keep in contact with people from the forums, you should get their contact details via PM or something. Maybe one of you can create another forum somewhere else (in fact, please do... it's a free internet). Why? [...]

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