The School Sucks Project

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About The School Sucks Project

School Sucks Project is a podcast, a You Tube channel, and a lively on-line community dedicated to redefining education.

Wow that's ambitious, you say?
Indeed. But it's necessary. School and education are not the same. Look at the state of America's public schools. How could anyone argue that they are successful? (Even by their own metrics)

Worse yet, look at the level of discourse in our colleges and universities - people crying over Halloween costumes, demanding protection from free speech, shutting down controversial events, etc... Isn't it painfully obvious that too many young adults are ill-prepared to thrive in the real world?

Even WORSE YET, how about the predicament that America's voting-age adults are getting us into this year? Not a lot of evidence of critical thinking there.

So School Sucks?
Yes. My name is Brett Veinotte and before I created School Sucks Project in 2009 I spent over a decade teaching, tutoring and college admission consulting. In that time, "school sucks" was the most common phrase I heard students use to express their feelings about "public education."

Yet this seemingly bitter and reductive slogan is actually a very astute assessment of the system. The 15,000-hour process of schooling has a dramatic effect on the mind of a child. When we first enter these institutions at age six, many of our best personal attributes are already in place. We are curious, innovative, unique, creative and hopeful in ways that we will rarely be able to replicate throughout the rest of our lives. But over time, school sucks those essential attributes out of too many of us...and replaces them with predictability, obedience and apathy. Just look around.

Unfortunately, for over a century this process has been referred to as "education." It isn't. Our aim is to reclaim that word, to take it back from those who wish to use institutionalized schools (at all levels) to mold impressionable minds into desirable and predictable finished products. Education is a journey by the individual, for the individual.

The School Sucks Project encourages students and parents to take matters into their own hands. And we provide the tools and knowledge to do so.

Through our content, we aim to provide people the building blocks of intellectual, financial and lifestyle independence. This includes in-depth explorations into higher-level thinking, organization and productivity, emotional and physical health, habit and lifestyle optimization, history and philosophy, psychology, self-education practices, entrepreneurship, and communication/negotiation strategies.

Our content is ideal for frustrated high school and college students, home-educating parents, and adults who are interested in independently furthering their education and achieving self-actualization.

The curation and presentation of valuable information requires time and resources. Please help spread the empowering message of School Sucks Project. We ask $1 per content item. Thank you!

We've also been at it for seven years, and here's what people have said about us:

$200 - reached! per piece of content
Once achieved, we'll add a regular (weekly) Patreon-only show.
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