August 17, 2020

Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School? | Blake Boles

Why are you still sending your kids to school?

Our education system is severely outdated and failing.

Now, with private schools and universities charging upwards of $40,000 for a Zoom education, the problems are only getting worse.

As it stands now, we are not preparing students to go out into the real world and fulfill their visions of success.

Instead, we are teaching them to stay in line and do what they are told. School, work, family, death. Stay on that conveyor belt. And if you jump off that conveyor belt, you'll be vaporized by plasma ray.

That's not true, though, because you can jump off the conveyor belt and things can be as good or even better than they would have been.

So, what's the solution to all of this?

It's super nuanced and there is no one-size-fits-all solution.

Today, I sit down with Blake Boles to discuss on Growth Mindset University.

If you want your kids to chart their own paths and fulfill THEIR visions of success (not society's), then this episode is for you.

Blake Boles is a writer, speaker, adventurer, and advocate for self-directed learning. He has spent more than a decade working with unconventionally educated teenagers through the trip-leading company he founded, Unschool Adventures. Originally from California, Blake has lived and traveled across the world. His new book is called Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School?. His previous books include The Art of Self-Directed Learning, Better Than College, and College Without High School. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Psychology Today, Fox Business, USA Today, NPR affiliate radio, and the blogs of Wired and The Wall Street Journal.

Connect with Blake on LinkedIn and visit to follow Blake’s work and adventures.

Blake's podcast with the author of the HBR article "The Risks of Homeschooling":

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This episode is sponsored by Tonor Microphones.

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