By Brandon Smith | Alt-Market
Universities are today’s centers of connection. They are one of the last vestiges of American tribalism and community in an age of self isolation and artificial technological cultism. Adults do not meet face to face much anymore to share knowledge, or discuss the troubles of the day. The academic world provides such opportunity, but at a terrible price. A Bachelor’s Degree in the US allows the ruling class to construct a kind of automaton class, which has been taught not to learn independently, but to parrot propaganda without question, writes Brandon Smith.
Posted in Constitution, Education, Elections, Human Rights Civil Liberties
Tagged college, company line, critical thinking, economics, human rights, smedley butler, systemic failure, tyranny, us education
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As any Mom or Dad might do on Parent Teacher Conference Day, Amy Valens, the Educator featured in the documentary film August To June, traveled from “classroom to classroom.” This journey was not a conventional one. Indeed, Amy did not attend a series of Parent Teacher Conferences. What she did was appear at Palm Beach screenings of her documentary. The film follows twenty-six  third and fourth graders who studied with Amy in her last year of teaching. The open classroom, within a public school, “Brings Life” to education.
After the movie was viewed, Ms Valens and the audiences engaged in conversations. They discussed what they saw and how it might relate to a broader dialogue. The subjects of Education Reform, Classroom Standards, Teacher Quality, Merit Pay, Student-Rewards for Success, Parent Involvement, and Testing are but a few topics prominent in our national debate. While the assemblies of viewers varied widely, the results were the same. Every child, every class, all Teachers, and each parent, tells a unique tale. Regardless of the individual or group, we see the world, or in this case the film, through our own lens. Continue reading
Posted in Art, Books, Music & Film, Education, Human Relationships
Tagged Amy Valens, August To June, creativity, critical thinking, documentary, Education, film, Imagination, Inspiration, Instruction, investigation, Learning, Palm Beach County, Parents, Pedagogy, Rote Memory, School, Taxonomy, teachers
By Robert Aber
I had an epiphany an instant before signing a petition about Glenn Beck: WHY?
It followed the inkling: “I HEARD that voice decades ago as a punk LA teen!” Continue reading
By Ernest A. Canning
Three separate “conspiracy theories” are used to show how the misuse of the term “conspiracy theory” as a means to dismiss any theory, whether supportive or destructive of official reality, is unscientific: JFK assassination, 9/11, and the 2004 election. Continue reading
Posted in 911, Censorship, Elections, MSM Shills, Psy-Ops
Tagged 2004 election, 911, bradblog, conspiracy theory, critical thinking, ernest a canning, inside job, jfk assassination, perception management, politics, scientific method