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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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Eighties Teenage Psychiatry For School Pressure: One Writer Squashed Another
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 ...

High Learning Potential? How being classified as gifted and talented can cause suffering
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, ...

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 ...

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Teenage boys wear skirts to school to protest against 'no shorts' policy
Source: Teenage boys wear skirts to school to protest against 'no shorts' policy | Education | The Guardian Quote:Some had borrowed from girlfriends, others from sisters. A few had gone the extra mile and shaved their legs. When the Isca academy in Devon opened on Thursday morning, an estimated 30 boys arrived ...

I did something bad during Sports Day and I think I'll get excluded from school.
Yesterday, it was Sports Day. I touched my Form Tutor three times after being told not to. The first time was when we were taking a class picture, I touched her hip. Everyone had to squeeze, so I couldn't move my hand away from her hip. The second time was during tug of ...

I did something bad during Sports Day and I think I'll get excluded from school.
Yesterday, it was Sports Day. I touched my Form Tutor three times after being told not to. The first time was when we were taking a class picture, I touched her hip. Everyone had to squeeze, so I couldn't move my hand away from her hip. The second time was during tug of ...

Short animation about how school drains us.
Watch on YouTube I found this a few hours ago. It basically shows how school takes our "wings" away. I wasn't expecting to see so many fellow anti-schoolers in the comments, but they ended up being the majority. <3 Then there were comments like this: Quote:I go to high school and it really comes down to ...

I can't hate school enough
Really! The teacher give you boring lectures and make the subject hell for you when teachers are supposed to be inspiring you with there own love of learning for this subject. Communication skill are hella important to be successful in life and in collage but schools discourages you from talking teachers ...

This one kid was kidnapped and abused for truancy
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle...experience My reaction is that I'm shocked, sickened, horrified, and enraged. How could anyone do this? They said in that article that some of the kids were sent there for being suicidal. I think that it's a really bad idea to send a suicidal person to boot camp. And being sent to ...

A violent diss about my English teacher.
My English teacher is the main cause of misery for me, so I wrote her a little song. I tried to send it to her but couldn't find her contact info. I emailed the school saying I'm a parent concerned about my child's English grades and I wish to talk to ...

Spreading Awareness
Let's be honest, I believe 90% of this websites users want to change school for the good.So instead of staying here, let's spread outwards, start groups at your schools to promote alternatives, among other things.I for one am starting a discord for my local group of students inside schools to help ...

The Terrors in Egypt
I decided to become an archaeologist for two main reasons: one, I hated society -- I hated those stupid low-lifes not doing anything with their life, and that?s why I became hell-bent on accomplishing some ground-breaking discovery; two, I decided to isolate myself in unpoplated regions of the world to distance ...

"I dont know" should be acceptable
Watch on YouTube ...

Things wrong with this world
Capitalism, fascism, consumerism, authoritarianism, totalitarianism and communism(though the latter isn't really common anymore.) Watch on YouTube Hidden stuff: Also: mindless modern pop music brainwashing the masses, power-hungy governments brainwashing the masses, and the media brainwashing the masses. And I didn't know where else to post this. I could have posted it to "videos", ...

A girl swore at me for just going to my lesson
Yesterday when I was walking to science, that girl who used to be my fake friend told me to **** off for just going to my lesson. I yelled at her and told her that I need to go to my lesson and she told me to shut my mouth. I ...

hero
proof me wrong ...

SAT Scores, and theCancer continues to be wrong
So I just learned something about this guy Stanley Kaplan, the guy whose name is on SAT test prep guides. So the SAT was supposed to measure Scholastic Aptitude, but as he went through the process of figuring out what gaps needed filling in people's knowledge he started shining a bit spotlight ...

7 ways to Maximize Misery
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