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157: Free Education?

157: Free Education?

Everyone loves the idea of getting something for free. This is something politicians regularly use to their advantage as they try to leverage votes by promising their constituents free stuff. One of the more popular promises of late is the prospect of a free college education for everyone. What should we think of free college and is there really such a thing as free higher education?   Links mentioned: Society & the State Episode 2: Isaac Morehouse on Circumventing College via Praxis
July 15, 2019
155: Connor Boyack on “Skip College”

155: Connor Boyack on “Skip College”

For some time now, a great many career-seekers have been following the same predictable script of going to college, getting a degree and then finding someone to hire them. What if there was another way to begin a productive and fulfilling career without having to take on backbreaking amounts of student loan debt? Connor shares insight into the book “Skip College – Launch your career without debt, distractions or a degree” which he recently edited. Learn what some of the the most innovative and creative minds are suggesting as alternatives to the standard script most of us grew up with. […]
July 6, 2019
136: Daniel and Ellinor Petersen on One Family’s Failed Attempt to Homeschool in Sweden

136: Daniel and Ellinor Petersen on One Family’s Failed Attempt to Homeschool in Sweden

Parental choice in your child’s education isn’t something to be taken for granted. Depending upon the country in which you reside, homeschooling your child may be seen as a questionable act. In this episode, we visit with the Petersen family and discuss the legal battle they’ve fought with officials in Sweden for the right to homeschool their kids. Their story should be heard by every parent who feels a personal responsibility regarding their child’s education.  Links mentioned: Homeschooling Family Appeals to Supreme Court by HSLDA Sweden continues to quash homeschooling by Michael F. Haverluck
April 16, 2019
125: Lessons Learned from John Taylor Gatto

125: Lessons Learned from John Taylor Gatto

One of the most influential voices on education fell silent recently when John Taylor Gatto passed away. For many of us who have homeschooled or sought alternatives to public schooling, Gatto was the catalyst that caused us to begin questioning compulsory education. As a highly respected and award-winning former public school teacher, John Taylor Gatto spoke with clarity on the system in which he once taught. If you don’t know his story, it’s worth learning.
November 19, 2018
98: Kerry McDonald on the Advantage of Self Directed Learning

98: Kerry McDonald on the Advantage of Self Directed Learning

It’s no secret that many people tend to think of education in one-size-fits-all terms. When it comes to educational alternatives, there’s a lot more going on than simply homeschooling. To grasp all the possibilities, we must be able to think outside the box a bit. Kerry McDonald joins us to discuss the advantages of self directed learning and unschooling. 
July 17, 2018
83: What Is a Passion Driven Education?

83: What Is a Passion Driven Education?

Everyone agrees that education is essential. How it is supposed to take place is a source of intense debate and discussion. Is there a difference between education and schooling? For that matter, can a one-size-fits-all approach ever meet the needs of individuals who differ widely in how they learn? If you’ve ever struggled through the conveyor belt process of learning things that didn’t interest you in the least, you’ll appreciate Connor’s insights into passion-driven education.  
May 24, 2018
52: The Difference Between Career and Purpose

52: The Difference Between Career and Purpose

The social script that most of us grow up with is something along the lines of: “Get good grades in school, go to college, get a degree and then get a good job.” That’s not a bad idea if life is primarily about having a career. But what happens when you discover a sense of personal purpose in your life? Purpose brings a sense of fulfillment and motivation to our lives that a paycheck or fame and fortune cannot. In this episode we’ll discuss how to seek out your individual purpose and why the world needs more individuals who consider […]
December 10, 2017