Without Self-Education, the West Will Probably Die This post Without Self-Education, the West Will Probably Die was originally published on Intellectual Takeout by Daniel Lattier In one of my favorite scenes from the movie Seven, Morgan Freeman’s character gets a guard to let him into a library late at night so he can conduct research. […]

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Eddy Zhong gave this talk at a TEDx event, sometime prior to February 2015 when it was published on YouTube. In his presentation, I believe he makes some valuable points of criticism about public education and the conformity we experience as we move along the path set by the state. See what you think and […]

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Neil Flinders, author of “Teach the Children: An Agency Approach to Education” and “Joseph Smith: America’s Greatest Educator,” presented a series of 4 lectures at the 2016 BYU Education Week event. Below are his slide presentations in an extended format to facilitate those that weren’t able to attend the lectures, in order to better explain […]

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Editor’s Note: Stevan Barfuss works at Paradigm High School, a charter school trying to approach education from an agency-based perspective but under the restrictions of compulsory education. Celia Johnson, one of the directors at the school, presented at our 2012 ABE conference. You can watch her presentation by clicking her name. Here is Stevan’s article. […]

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This is a presentation I gave at the Utah Eagle Forum convention on 1/17/15. The text of the speech follows the video. ******** Does the name Marc Tucker ring a bell? If not, back in 1992 when the Clintons took office, Marc wrote Hillary a now famous letter laying out a plan “to remold the […]

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I just watched this TedX talk presentation by Shawn Cornally on the “Future of Education without Coercion” and I agree with almost everything he says. I think this is a fascinating talk and something that should be explored and opened up for schools in Utah to pilot. Rigid school days are stupid. We’ve got to […]

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Embers of hope for our times lie in the original Harvard Charter and its updates of 1636-1780. The greatness of what we were then as a people and what we held dear shines in the language of the Charter throughout. In addition, themes of the founders’ commonly held Christian faith are very unabashedly connected to […]

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I obviously don’t condone this speaker’s creative cheating in school, but he makes some good points about teaching children to be entrepreneurs and problem solvers. It’s an enjoyable TED talk.      

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In Sir Ken Robinson’s 2013 TED talk, he again raises some great points concerning standardization of children and the problems that creates. Ken points out issues in the American education system and offers an Agency-Based education perspective on individualizing education experiences for children. Ken’s humor and excellent points about the disastrous No Child Left Behind […]

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Listen to this impressive 13 year old present his homeschooling program he calls “hackschooling” at a TED conference.      

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