— Tom Woods (@ThomasEWoods) March 23, 2016
Education is substance. Highly individually driven. Has specific ends–things like goals and meaning of one’s life. Schooling is a long process that people are forced in.
Why force people to study things they’re going to be miserable with?
You have your whole life to learn–not the 4 years of high school or 4 years of college. And it doesn’t mean that either of these institutions will guarantee you that you’ll get the best information or read the classics or obtain the best, most relevant information.
School squashes love of learning. Learning as work he says is dangerous. He points to play that we experienced early as the best way to learn
Work, he says, should be considered as a productive labor, not drudgery. I like that. Productivity is fun, even exciting.
When people retire, they do nothing because most of their life they’ve been forced into forced labor, drudgery, work, call it what you want–the years of demoralization come from being forced. That’s a worthwhile point that will never be heeded by any school district superintendent.
Domained dependence? That sounds like specialization. He took a high school Statistics course where he learned how to decipher the meaning from sampled biases.
We mimic the desires of others around us.
Deschooling allows you to build better signals for potential employers. Some kid took time off from school and traveled, wrote a book, then started a KickStarter campaign for a book he was writing. He how has a following. This demonstrates to any employer that the kid has marketing and organizational skills. He at least organizes his time.
Civic organizations are dying, like Free Masons, and Boy Scouts, youth groups, things like that. If you’re a young person, you should have friends much older than you, called “Vertical Networking.”
Let kids take control of their education and their career and develop vertical networks.
Check out Slayback’s book, The End of School: Reclaiming Education from the Classroom, 2016.