Guest post: High School by Jessica

“High school? High school is all about extrinsic motivation. Work hard learning useless s_ _ _ to get arbitrary grades so that you can get into college and hopefully one day get a good paying job so that you can…buy useless s _ _ _. “Kids” spend their entire 20’s trying to find themselves, through the purchasing of useless stuff that they think will provide them with an identity that they were never given the time or space to explore.”

See also:
Music and Life (Animation) words by Alan Watts
Animation from DVD “Democratic Schools” by Jan Gabbert
Children and Money by Naomi Aldort
– “Should School-Age Children Hold Jobs?” from: Education in America: a view from Sudbury Valley By Daniel Greenberg, pages 96-99


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