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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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I think I'm banned from the library for a while..
Everyday I go to the library for lunch because the internet connection there is far better than the cafe. So, I usually go straight to the library from my class but instead I decided to stop by the cafe to grab some food. I asked my second bell teacher for a ...

Two of my classmates want to kill the Head of English. AGAIN!
Have you read my previous thread "One of my classmates wants to kill a teacher that I like. Wat should I do?"? Well, today it happened again. In History, we were learning about Jack the Ripper. After the teacher told us about Jack the Ripper cutting people's throats, Nagma threatened to do ...

8 Ways School is Making Children Stupid and Depressed
Source/More: 8 Ways School is Making Children Stupid and Depressed | Wake Up World Quote:School is supposed to help children grow into mature, conscious, responsible, intelligent adults, who have mastered the art of living, and who can contribute their gifts to the world. School as we know it, however, couldn?t be further ...

The SRT dillima
I know I haven't been active for a while, and yes I'm still here. so here's what happened at school on Friday, our principal (Dewey Hensley, apparently the "best in the state") told as that we could be suspended for having SRT ( Student Response Team) called on us. Now SRT ...

Youth Liberation League
For all of those on this forum who believe that children should have equal rights with adults, or at least have a lot more rights (such as more rights regarding school) than they have right now, I was wondering if you'd like to create a regularly-meeting club to discuss concrete ways ...

My parents think im selling pills at school.
The other day my back was hurting badly, so I decided to take some painkillers before I went to school. Later that day in school I felt really drowsy and threw up so I asked my dad if he could take me to the clinic and all he said was ''You're ...

How much college fucking sucks
Let me start by saying high school fucking sucked too. Adults treat you like shit. Other kids can treat you like shit and someday when its all over all of this will disappear. Please do not kill yourself over what I'm about to say. please find a solution and let me ...

Hat Rebellion
So I protest my school's ban on hats by wearing mine every day. Today it finally got taken away. Apparently it will be given back at THE END OF THE YEAR. Let me tell you they picked the wrong person to mess with. My sister used to go to this school, and ...

Help me to defeat the principal in a discution tomorrow!
I was called to the principal's room. She told I wasn't doing my homework. I came back to my classroom. I wrote a list of things that I don't like in school. I showed it to the principal. She said it was better to talk to my parents about that. 1.One thing ...

In an age of robots, schools are teaching our children to be redundant
A regime of cramming and testing is crushing young people?s instinct to learn and destroying their future. Quote:In the future, if you want a job, you must be as unlike a machine as possible: creative, critical and socially skilled. So why are children being taught to behave like machines? Children learn best when ...

Things that suck about teaching
The students The administration The ugly building The other teachers The rules The atmosphere The disrespect The aimlessness I'm quitting ...

graduation practice
so apparently all freshmen have to attend this graduation to practice for when they actually graduate. they have to dress nicely so no jeans, t-shirts, and even sneakers. i find it dumb because some people cant afford nice clothing. its not like the graduation is real, its just ''practice'' i find it ...

police involvement
did the pigs ever get involved in your school ? because they do in ours, every school day they send a patrol there that circles around looking for trouble makers, thats how bad things are at my school. what about yours ...

most dangerous schools
hello this is my first post. if you think schools in the us are bad then watch these videos and think again in the alshamkha city in the UAE there 3 well known schools who are famed for how bad their students are and their names are, jarn yafoor (yafoor's horn), al ta'aoun ...

I hate my generation (Rant)
Warning, wall of text incoming. I just hate them, they are the most unproductive, lazy, self-centered generation we have ever had. Now I can hear you screaming from a mile away "baby boomer exposed!" but, like you, i'm a millennial. And I hate my generation. Whenever I try to approach someone about ...


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