"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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What NOT to do

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Break Stuff and Hurt People

Nothing ruins your credibility like breaking stuff and hurting people. It doesn't matter which of the two you do, either one will ruin everything. Even if you do ten thousand good deeds afterwards, people will never forget the damage you caused.

Breaking stuff and hurting people gets teachers pissed off at you, and there's no way they'll take your ideas seriously if you get their attention by messing stuff up. If you think the teachers are your "enemy" and this is "war" and that breaking stuff will make them respect you, you're wrong. They will fear you and hate you. When was the last time you had any genuine respect for someone you hated? When was the last time you wanted to listen to their ideas and work with them?

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