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Allies & Links
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AlliesAlliance for Self-Directed Education - Imagine what would happen if, instead of sending children to coercive schools where their natural ways of learning are curtailed, we provided them with the resources that would allow their curiosity, playfulness, and other natural ways of learning to flourish. That is Self-Directed Education (SDE); education that derives from the self-chosen activities and life experiences of the learner.
Alternatives to School - Research about home-based, self-directed learning, community resource centers, and democratic schools. By Peter Gray, research professor of psychology at Boston College
Emotional Intelligence - This site is a place where I try to give people useful, important information. It contains information about emotional intelligence, some tools and resources, and some new ideas.
Educational Freedom Organization - An organization dedicated to increasing student freedoms, and changing compulsory schooling. Founded by a few SS forum members, and hosted by SoulRiser.
Youth Rights (US) - The National Youth Rights Association (NYRA) defends the civil and human rights of young people in the United States through educating people about youth rights, working with public officials and empowering young people to work on their own behalf.
School Is Poison - This website is all about exploring what is wrong with schools, getting you ANGRY, and then looking at what we can do about it. And what do we want? We want the end of schools.
Libertarian Rock - Teenagers live in a totalitarian state. Mandatory schooling. Curfews. Prohibition. Libertarian Rockstars are fighting back.
The War On Kids - Film exposing the many ways the public school system has failed children and our future by robbing students of all freedoms due largely to irrational fears.
DefendYourSites - On this site, you will find guidelines for making your blog unpolicable and information on how to safely (without fear of school retaliation) protest any school rules that allow your school to punish you for what you post online.
Other sites by me (SoulRiser)
Art from the soul. Digital art, sketches, photos, poetry.
My collection of text files and webpages I've saved to my computer. Lots of philosophy and psychology stuff.
Useful Online StuffTotally unrelated stuff that might be useful.
Bypass Compulsory Web Registration. Provides logins for sites that insist you register before they let you read anything, like some newspaper sites are doing (nytimes.com).
Get a disposable email address here that you can use for any site that asks for your email address. You can even specify how many emails you will allow that site to send you before it ignores the rest.
Similar to above, but you don't have to sign up, just make up ANY random email address (email@example.com) and you can check its email. Emails sent to that account are automatically deleted after a few hours.