Tag: education

Teacher Poses as Student and is Shocked by What She Discovers

Teacher Poses as Student and is Shocked by What She Discovers

Sigmund Fraud – An experiment helped this teacher to quickly figure out these 3 painfully obvious truths about modern school and how we treat children…

By October 30, 2014 7 Comments Read More →
Dodging the Tuition Debt Bullet

Dodging the Tuition Debt Bullet

Anna Hunt – Student tuition debt is astronomical in the US, and Germany announces free higher ed for all…

By October 11, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Mom Says NO to School System Intimidation

Mom Says NO to School System Intimidation

Heather Callaghan, Contributor Waking Times And Common Purpose, and the threat of Social Services… This British mum smacks down the punishing culture of the public school system . She gives a chilling account of what happened when her son was given confusing commands, humiliated in front of class, brought to tears and trauma and how it was covered up […]

By September 26, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
The Seven Pillars of the Matrix

The Seven Pillars of the Matrix

Robert Bonomo, Contributor Waking Times “No one is more of a slave than he who thinks himself free without being so.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Contemporary baptized, corporatized and sanitized man rarely has the occasion to question his identity, and when he does a typical response might be, “I am product manager for a large […]

North American Teachers are Revolting Against Standardized Testing

North American Teachers are Revolting Against Standardized Testing

Jeff Abbott, Waging NonViolence Waking Times As the 2014 academic year nears an end, teachers from an increasing number of public schools across the United States, Canada and Mexico are reflecting on teaching at least one unconventional lesson to their students and their neighborhoods this past year: How to resist standardized tests. On May Day […]

Time to Stop Treating Our Children Like Robots and Templates

Time to Stop Treating Our Children Like Robots and Templates

Marco Torres, Prevent Disease Waking Times A child grows in our society conditioned to believe that happiness is perpetually postponed for tomorrow. Their hope and vision is confined to living within society’s expectations and standards of the future where happiness exists in promises. They must pass every grade and go on to the next level […]

Left Brain Worship and the Religion of Academia

Left Brain Worship and the Religion of Academia

Julian Wash, Contributor Waking Times Dear Humans, Today I wish to return to consciousness a number of curious aspects associated with the institution that we call “higher learning.” In the process, I’ll call into review certain facets of its design and briefly describe some of the inner-workings of this construct, as I see it. There are many systems, […]

‘Education For All’ – The Elite’s Mono-Minding Global Plans for All Children

‘Education For All’ – The Elite’s Mono-Minding Global Plans for All Children

Jamie Lee, Contributor Waking Times Editor’s Note: This Part III of Jamie Lee’s critical essay on the state of modern public education. Please review Part I, here, and Part II, here. “A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population […]

Common Core – The Business Side of the New Modern Global Education System

Common Core – The Business Side of the New Modern Global Education System

Jamie Lee, Contributor Waking Times Editor’s Note: This is part II of James Lee’s series on the state of modern education. Part I can be found here. “We are not speaking of education in the narrower sense, but of that other education in virtue from youth upwards, which makes a man eagerly pursue the ideal […]

By February 27, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Humanity in Flux: Would a Species that Recognizes its Own Worth Be Actively Destroying Itself?

Humanity in Flux: Would a Species that Recognizes its Own Worth Be Actively Destroying Itself?

Kali Ma, The Hampton Institute Waking Times It is common sense that what we value, we wish to take care of, preserve, and treat with respect. Often times, this care is expressed towards material objects such as cars, jewelry, and luxury items; or more abstractly, towards traditions such as religious holidays or family and cultural […]

By February 7, 2014 13 Comments Read More →
Top 10 Spiritual Truths We Weren’t Taught in School

Top 10 Spiritual Truths We Weren’t Taught in School

Michelle Walling, In5D Guest Waking Times What would our world be like today of these top 10 spiritual truths were taught in our schools, in the mainstream media, and in our history books? How can we change the system to introduce these topics to our future generations? What will the world be like after successfully […]

By February 5, 2014 13 Comments Read More →
The Untold History of Modern U.S. Education: The Founding Fathers

The Untold History of Modern U.S. Education: The Founding Fathers

Jamie Lee, Contributor Waking Times “Education must also train one for quick, resolute and effective thinking. To think incisively and to think for one’s self is very difficult. We are prone to let our mental life become invaded by legions of half-truths, prejudices, and propaganda. At this point, I often wonder whether education is fulfilling […]

By January 28, 2014 7 Comments Read More →
7 Things They Should Teach You in School but Don’t

7 Things They Should Teach You in School but Don’t

Luminita D. Saviuc, Guest Waking Times “It is hard to convince a high school student that he will encounter a lot of problems more difficult than those of algebra and geometry.” ~ Edgar W. Howe You know what I realized recently? That I don’t really remember much of the things I have learned in school. […]

By November 17, 2013 7 Comments Read More →
The Missing Dimension of the Education Debate

The Missing Dimension of the Education Debate

Patricia Jennings, Guest Waking Times The national debate on how to improve our education system is very vibrant and visible these days. It focuses on salient issues like testing, teacher pay and job security in a difficult economy, and other mounting stresses on teachers and students. Half of new teachers to leave the profession in […]

Ecocide or We Decide?

Ecocide or We Decide?

Julian Rose, Contributor Waking Times When you take a closer look at it, you see that the choices we make each day of our lives add up to the grand price that nature must pay in her role as the sustainer of life on this planet. What do I mean by that? Well, it’s simple […]

Developing Extra Perceptive Children for a Changing World

Developing Extra Perceptive Children for a Changing World

Ida Lawrence, Contributor Waking Times Now, more than ever, it’s wise to encourage our children’s faculties of perception, some of which are called extra-sensory. They’re not really extra, as we know… they’re natural. Just in the course of accomplishing daily activities, we can create situations and games that affirm and strengthen a child’s natural abilities of […]

Green Schools – Rethinking Our Approach to Schooling

Green Schools – Rethinking Our Approach to Schooling

Anna Hunt, Staff Writer Waking Times Image if your child came home from school excited as could be because they had been learning how to plant trees. Or what if your kindergartner started asking you to buy more organic tomatoes and kale at the store, instead of Goldfish, because that’s what her science class harvested […]

By March 15, 2013 13 Comments Read More →
Those Who Refuse To Unlearn, Deschool and Deprogram Will Be This Generation’s Illiterate

Those Who Refuse To Unlearn, Deschool and Deprogram Will Be This Generation’s Illiterate

Marco Torres, Prevent Disease Waking Times The general definitions and terminology for illiteracy vary depending on their orientation to specific subject areas. Most people assume illiteracy pertains solely to those with the inability to read or write simple sentences in any language. However, those suffering from learning, cultural and scientific illiteracy are a different group […]

By January 7, 2013 12 Comments Read More →
Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught In School

Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught In School

Be aware of the insidious and unspoken lessons you learned as a child. To thrive in the world outside the classroom, you’re going to have to unlearn them.

By May 14, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Pupils Meditating and Engaging in Philosophy

Pupils Meditating and Engaging in Philosophy

If reading, writing and maths are not enough for young minds, some Wellington 6-year-olds are also tackling life’s great existential questions.

That’s if they are not busy meditating, of course.

By May 9, 2012 0 Comments Read More →