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Education After the Collapse

Occupy Texas Schools ?!?

Photo by: Ed Schipul

When I get home from work, I slip on my PREPPER costume, complete with mask and cape and enter the world of preparedness, homesteading, bushcraft, survival, alternative news, liberty-minded thought, etc…. If you are reading this, you know what I mean. If you don’t, keep reading and see if maybe you should explore this world.

In this “alternative universe,” the public school system is really looked down upon. It bothers me at times, but I totally get it…and agree on most points. The only thing that really bothers me is when people say “public schools” […]

War On Christmas - So You Know


Photo by: William Murphy

Ok, so I’m not the biggest Christmas fan. In fact, many call me a “Grinch” or “Scrooge.” Lately, I have been blasted (on Facebook & in person) for my recent choice of a profile pic on Facebook (How can you resist a zombie Santa?). I really just don’t like the stress from it all. But one thing that really bothers me is when people refuse to say “Merry Christmas” and instead opt to say “Happy Holidays!”

Being in education, I have to admit, I fell into this mindset early in my educational career. The reason […]

Do Parents Matter?

Photo by:Buck Daddy

Todd’s Note: I can say from experience as an educator that YES, parents do matter. Many, many times, the students that I deal with on a regular basis (frequent flyers) are from single parent or divorced homes. I’m not passing judgement on you if you are in that situation. Many people find themselves in that situation in no fault of their own.

The truth is that a single parent is stretched! They are working, paying the bills, basically keeping the necessary things up and going. They don’t always have time for phone calls from educators, to […]

Considerations of Education & Self-Sufficiency

Photo by: Dennis Jarvis

I can’t believe I’m writing this! I’m sure the Education Fairies are going to come down and beat me with their “Board of Education.”

Have we reached Peak Education? We discuss Peak Oil, Peak Food, Peak Water, Peak (fill-in-the-blank). Have we considered Peak Education?

When my son was graduating from high school, everyone wanted to know where he was going to go for college. Everybody just assumed that he was going to college. In fact, young people who choose NOT to go to college might get met with funny stares. As Americans, somewhere along […]

Alternatives for High Schoolers Who Don't Have Time for Classes

Todd’s Note: The info. presented in this article is not only relevant to high school students who are artist and atheletes, but what about students who don’t believe that education is as necessary as everyone else. Oh my gosh…did I just say that? There are many dropouts who don’t want to finish school because they don’t see the relevance. Or, what about a student who prefers to be out on the farm or ranch or woods? They could do what they enjoy and love, and also finish up their education. The big picture here is that school doesn’t have to […]