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SS Forums Back Up
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. Related posts: SS Forums Down Until Further Notice 16 November 99 FORUMS!!! ...

SS Forums Down Until Further Notice
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 ...

Schooling: The hidden agenda (a speech by Daniel Quinn)
New article added to the articles section: Schooling: The hidden agenda. It's a speech Daniel Quinn (author of Ishmael) gave at a home-schooling/unschooling conference. For those of you with short attention spans, here are some snippets I found interesting. I've even bolded some parts so if you have very SEVERE attention ...

The Public School Nightmare: Why fix a system designed to destroy individual thought?
Added new article by John Taylor Gatto, called "The Public School Nightmare: Why fix a system designed to destroy individual thought?" Click here to read it. I personally think it's one of the best articles I've ever read about public schooling. Related posts: Articles re-organized Hitler runs the school system The U.S. school system is ...

List of online schools updated
I updated the list of online schools in the US. New states added (these were not listed at all before): Alaska Delaware Maryland New Jersey New York North Dakota Virginia West Virginia New online schools added to these states: Arizona California Hawaii Illinois Kansas Michigan Minnesota Missouri Nevada North Carolina Oklahoma ...

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The Alliance for Self?Directed Education
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 ...

South African textbook asks pupils how victim's behaviour led to rape
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   ...

Michigan Republicans protect religious bullies - place LGBT kids in danger
There is growing outrage and disgust aimed at a recently passed bill in the Michigan Senate that would allow teachers and students to harass and bully others as long as they can claim their actions are rooted in a "sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction." Wednesday, the Republican-controlled state senate ...

Zimbabwe: Spanking - How Far Can It Go?
SPARE the rod and spoil the child is a popular saying among Zimbabweans. It has some link to the Biblical Proverbs 13vs24 which reads: "He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him". (KJV). The saying has been construed to promote the use of ...

Hugs Banned in School. What's All The Hysteria About?
A middle school principal in Connecticut recently outlawed hugs on campus. That?s right. Hugs. High-fives, too. And if students violate the ban they may face expulsion. Heavy duty, huh? The principal instituted this hands-off approach after a violent incident in the school left a student... Related posts: UK: School headmaster ...

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The Alliance for Self?Directed Education
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 ...

Teachers give terrible advice on how to deal with teachers
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 ...

South African textbook asks pupils how victim's behaviour led to rape
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   ...

You don't legally have to go to school
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. ? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/boyinabandcom ? Twitter: http://twitter.com/DavePBrown ? ...

They Dream of School, and None of the Dreams Are Good
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 ...

Seven Sins of Our System of Forced Education | Psychology Today
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 ...

SS Forums Back Up
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. Related posts: SS Forums Down Until Further Notice 16 November 99 FORUMS!!! ...

SS Forums Down Until Further Notice
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 ...

Ungehorsam und Widerstand
WARNUNG: So wie es mit den ignoranten Lehrern so ist, beim durchführen dieser Dinge könntest du als "undankbar", "unfolgsam", "rebellious", "niederträchtig" oder anders abgestempelt werden. Es liegt also in deiner Hand. Und noch etwas: erinnere dich an den Spruch "Dummheit schreit am meisten", was bedeutet, dass wenn du ein paar dumme ...

14 Gute Gründe warum Schule schlecht ist & Sachen die ich an der Schule hasse:
- brauche noch ne übersetzung für "nevermind you'd rather be doing" 1. Schule ist schlecht weil: Wenn du sie nicht magst denken Leute automatisch das etwas ernsthaft falsch mit dir ist. 2. Schule ruiniert lernen. In der Schule ist lernen nur über das Einprägen von Sachen, Fragen beantworten und ein haufen ...

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The Home-Alone Homeschooler
"i'd be fine with you unschooling and that it's perfectly lawful, and i do trust you to be home alone, i just don't want you home alone and i can't work out of work." solutions? i'm trying to look for some like sudbury schools but the nearest one is in austin, and ...

School districts prepare for boycotts of Common Core tests (NY)
http://www.newsday.com/long-island/schoo...1.13317398 Quote:Longwood Middle School is currently preparing to take the English Language Arts exam next week, which will be a computerized test. Beginning last year, the school experimented with a field test that Lisa Mato, director of special programs and data reporting for the Longwood School District, said "went extremely well." ...

the most common types of education
public schoolings public - traditional public school - Charter School - Magnet/Specialist Schools - Online School - Trade School private and homeschoolings private - traditional - Online School - boarding school - Language immersion school - Montessori School - Special Education School - Parochial School - Religious School - Reggio Emilia School - Waldorf School - Sudbury School homeschool - relaxed/eclectic - School-at-home - Unschooling - Classical - Charlotte Mason - Waldorf - Montessori - Multiple Intelligences links: http://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/educati...f-schools/ http://www.homeschool.com/new/difstyles.asp as you can ...

School Discipline
Hello! I have recently joined a school and I believe that they have a ridiculous discipline system. Here is how it goes: Do so much as ask for a pen (note this includes looking at the person next to you if he or she is talking to you), your name is written on ...

the most homeschool/unschool friendly states
http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articl...eschooling http://www.activistpost.com/2012/11/10-f...oling.html http://www.bridges4kids.org/articles/200...S1-04.html https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2012/12...schooling/ freest: Alaska Connecticut Idaho Illinois Indiana Michigan Missouri New Jersey Oklahoma Texas ...

FBI Confirms Trump Investigation
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39324587 Quote:FBI director James Comey has confirmed for the first time that the FBI is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election. However, Mr Comey said his agency had seen no evidence to back up President Trump's claim that his phones had been tapped by the Obama administration. He was giving evidence to ...

Homeschooling with a Single Parent That Works Full Time
how do i homeschool (self school) i can't do it without "supervision" until i'm at least 16 legal or not both my counselor and my parent won't let me without solving this issue. i'm kinda frustrated at them for that r i p but yeah? pls help me i am desperate ...

Muh childhood, circa 2002
Stewart from Beavis and Butthead, Ed from Edd Edd n Eddy, Madeline, and the Cuban gangster from Vice City. Because this was too glorious NOT to share with you guys. ...

my guidance/school counselor is unhelpful
if you've seen one of my previous posts, i said that my counselor has only told me to do extracurriculars, extra work, and more work i don't need instead of suggesting things i actually need to understand and work at my pace. are there physical authoritative figures (other than parents) that can ...

How do I get Asha to stop being rude to me in maths (and making the teacher cry)?
Today in maths, I got into trouble because of Asha. First, Alvin and I were fighting over a girlfriend. Then, Asha told Miss Kasmani that I'm flirting with her. She almost got me in trouble. Then, she swore at me in Polish and I swore back in Albanian. She even tried ...

Drug "Empires"
So, does anyone else's school have a kind of drug "empire"? I really want to know if this is normal at all because I have some game of thrones tier shit going on behind the scenes at my school, and I just find it fucking bizarre. ...

some poetry/song i wrote
they said loneliness is best i sometimes believe them but it's a catch not always heaven knowing you're the only one they said put your trust there into others i did look where i am not always best to know who you are sometimes it feels worse to understand and preserve your scars not always good to look at the stars you wonder about heavens and you go back to ...

Please, punish yourself | She still thinks her High School is the best
Story #1 I wasn't paying attention on the boring history class, I was putting my mind into my notebook. While I was doing that, I needed some information from Google, so I turned my cellphone on. "I must take your cellphone", the teacher said. It was so instantly! Ok, we ...

Aim High School?
As of now,I should start going there in the fall,your thoughts? EDIT: their website http://www.aimhighschool.com/ ...

Home work doesnt fit in time given
After searching the internet for some miraculous device that will solve my problems, I found this forum. I hope you guys can help me! The problem: I do not have enough time to do my homework. Not in the normal "oh too much homework" kind of way, but the actual time in ...


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