Today's guests are Richard Grove, Jan Irvin, and Paul Verge: three friends, independent media creators, collaborators, and School Sucks listeners who have teamed up to produce a new You Tube series called What You've Been Missing.
From Tragedyandhope.com: What You've Been Missing was created to fill the massive gap created by corporate media, between itself and reality.
A virtual variety show with a point, WYBM helps you learn how to outgrow the status quo; through a systematic process of critical thinking supplemented with comedy.
In addition to discussing this superb new project, we also explore the lost art of real learning and critical thinking, self-esteem, the deceptive power of language, and the people who lurk in the shadows of state power. Paul, Jan and Rich have done an exhaustive amount of research on these topics, and I am very pleased to introduce them to my audience and the LRN community.
"Dirty Work" Steely Dan
(Show Notes Courtesy of Richard Grove)
Invitation link to the T&H online community:
500 B.C.: The Trivium Method of Critical Thinking and Creative Problem
Solving is popularized by Plato, Aristotle, Demosthenes... and held among
the elite for 2500 years... until now
(Links to the T&H brain model)
1798: John Robison (British Physicist) who realized the evidence of a plot
in action: "Proofs of a Conspiracy"
1798: George Washington's personal letter regarding the "Illuminati":
Charlotte Iserbyt: is the consummate whistleblower. Iserbyt served as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education, during the first Reagan Administration, where she first blew the whistle on a major technology initiative which would control curriculum in America's classrooms."
John Taylor Gatto: ended his teaching career as New York State Teacher of
the Year after being named New York City Teacher of the Year on three
occasions. He quit teaching on the OP ED page of the Wall Street Journal in
1991 while still New York State Teacher of the Year, claiming that he was no longer willing to hurt children.