Unschooling memes for the week 13
The belief that consistently following your passions, looking for hidden opportunities, and being comfortable as an outsider are the truly important things in life – much more so than a piece of paper from an institution. – Blake Boles.
Here’s a bumper sticker I would like to see. “We are proud parents of a child who has resisted his teachers’ attempts to break his spirit and bend him to the will of his corporate masters.” – George Carlin.
Kids are now part of a bubble-wrapped generation free from fathers and outside play, consumed by hot pockets and video games, hopped up on Adderall and Seroquel, and dumbed down by public schools that destroy their will. it is the strangers with lab coats and badges, with military might and drug promoting delight, that are those we should fear – not the average man or woman, but the ones who yell out “watch out, at every turn is a child molesting terrorist set to destroy the world.” – Carlos Morales.
The more subsidized it is, the less free it is. What is known as “free education” is the least free of all, for it is a state-owned institution; it is socialized education – just like socialized medicine or the socialized post office – and cannot possibly be separated from political control. – Frank Chodorov.