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Occupy Forum: Schooling for Oppression/Education for Freedom

Monday, October 28, 2013
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Panel Discussion
Cheryl Meeker
Location Details:
Global Exchange
2017 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA
near the 16th Street BART Station

Occupy Forum continues. . .
Monday, October 28th 6 - 9 pm at Global Exchange

Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!

Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues!

Occupy Forum presents
Schooling for Oppression/Education for Freedom

Have you ever found yourself wondering why people vote against their own best interest? Why more folks aren't outraged about the state of our world? Why real political discourse is absent from our culture? Could it be something that we learned in school? What are you actually supporting if you say you support public education? A critical look at the real lessons of compulsory schooling sheds some light on these questions. Join us to hear about the history of school in America# from the establishment of the English colonies to the present*, and to explore some alternatives. Anne Donjacour, a regular Forum participant, autodidact, and homeschooling parent will make a case that early 20th century industrialists engineered the system of forced schooling that we have today. This system of schooling has created a docile population of workers and consumers who have traded their independent thinking and liberty for a fossil fuel-driven materialist society. Alternatives to compulsion schooling exist. A panel of teens and adults from San Francisco Homeschoolers will talk about the reasons that they opted out of the school system and how this decision has affected their lives and their role in the community.

#Based on John Taylor Gatto's An Underground History of American Education

*a caveat and apology: this presentation will be focusing on the European colonizers of the continent and omitting Native ways of education due to the ignorance of the presenter, and is not a reflection of the importance of indigenous ways of learning and teaching.

"There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent"
Mahatma Gandhi

Time will be allotted for Q&A, discussion and announcements.

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