Episode-6 Alternatives to Government Education

Today, the Gaggle discusses the core problems with government schools, why the system was set up the way it is, and steps people are taking privately to ensure that their children get the kind of education that will prepare them to thrive in the 21st century.

-Moderated by John Bush

On this episode:

Show Notes:

  • “Only a fool would let his enemy teach his children.” Malcolm X
  • Public School system is the largest employer in the country
    • Teachers, Administrators, Janitors, Etc.
    • ~5 million employed directly by K-12 system
  • New report ~10 million new homeschool children this year
  • Critical Thinking – Question EVERYTHING
  • Catholic school has a bit more structure and sense of discipline than public school
  • John gave a bit of a history of public school
    • Horace Mann, 1800s, adopted Prussion, top-down, authoritarian model, intent to mold students to be good, productive, not thinking outside the box citizens
    • “The Prussians were using public education to crush the independent systems of their children and ensure loyalty to their leader.” Horace Mann
    • Taught that authority is right
  • You ALWAYS need to teach someone how to do their job, regardless of education level (outside of web developers and programmers)
  • All social conditioning – the bell, raising hands to answer – reliance on authority
  • Forms of Homeschooling
    • Unschooling
    • Waldorf Model
    • Montessori
    • Reggio Amelia
    • Acellus Academy
    • Pods
  • Equalization in public schools
  • Go with your gut on what is best for your children

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2 replies
  1. Sue O’Sullivan
    Sue O’Sullivan says:

    I’m here to tell you, there is a Mass exodus from the Massachusetts school system right now due to the Flu shot mandate for the kids, but of course, not for the admin’s, teachers or other staff at the schools . I’m going to share this podcast with our over 8,000 members of Flu You Baker Facebook page who aren’t sure what to do but know they don’t want forced vaccines on their kids.

    Email me if you want to be invited to the page, we had to make it private by invite only, too many spammers infiltrated it.

    Cheers for the great content,
    Chainsaw Sue.


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