Stay Out of School (video)

by | Dec 6, 2012 | Videos | 13 comments

Tonight James talks to the “unplugged mom” Laurette Lynn ( about her book, Don’t Do Drugs Stay Out of School. We discuss the conditioning and indoctrination of the compulsory education system and how parents can take their children off the treadmill of traditional schooling. Join us tonight for a fascinating conversation about the inter-generational revolution that can truly change our planet for the better. (Note: Corbett Report listeners can buy Laurette’s book at a 10% discount by entering “corbett” as the coupoon code.)



    • ADHD by the Numbers: Facts, Statistics, and You

      – Males are almost three times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than females.
      – During their lifetimes, 13 percent of men will be diagnosed with ADHD. Just 4.2 percent of women will be diagnosed.
      – The average age of ADHD diagnosis is 7 years old.
      – Symptoms of ADHD typically first appear between the ages of 3 and 6.
      – ADHD isn’t just a childhood disorder. About 4 percent of American adults over the age of 18 deal with ADHD on a daily basis.

      An estimated 6.4 million American children ages 4 to 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD. The incidence of ADHD is higher in some states than others.

      Currently, 6.1 percent of American children are being treated for ADHD with medication. Some states have higher rates of treatment with medication than others. About 23 percent of American children who have been diagnosed with ADHD aren’t receiving medicine or mental health counseling for their disorder.

      Cost is a major factor when it comes to how a condition affects someone. Treatment plans and medications can be expensive, and planning around payment can be stressful. A study from 2007 suggested that the “cost of illness” for a person with ADHD is $14,576 each year. That means ADHD costs Americans $42.5 billion dollars each year — and that’s on the conservative side of ADHD prevalence estimates.

  1. How “Unschooling” Can Benefit your child and the world

    Unschooling is a way of life that serves the individual from childhood all the way through adulthood, forming a purposeful, productive member of society. The assumption of the unschooler is that they do not learn. If you were to scratch the surface, you would see a deep-rooted love of active learning.

    The unschooling movement is a respectful, peaceful revolution that has the potential to change the world in a single generation. Leaving our children with a better world is the ideal dream of most parents and by respecting and trusting our children, it can become a reality. Through unschooling, the individual will be given an invaluable set of tools to change and shape a new world.

    • You are very much welcome. Share it around, I had good luck with youboob suggestions but probaly because I was looking into water filtration systems (one very efficiently built by Jon) instead of this freedom yada yada claptrap.

  2. New York City Will Change Many Selective Schools to Address Segregation

    Middle schools will see the most significant policy revisions. The city will eliminate all admissions screening for the schools for at least one year, the mayor said. About 200 middle schools — 40 percent of the total — use metrics like grades, attendance and test scores to determine which students should be admitted. Now those schools will use a random lottery to admit students.

    In doing this, Mr. de Blasio is essentially piloting an experiment that, if deemed successful, could permanently end the city’s academically selective middle schools, which tend to be much whiter than the district overall.

  3. From a recent JP Sears newsletter (a fresh father point of view)

    Raising brave kids

    Father’s day is upon us and it’s my first one. Happy father’s day to you too! And if you’re not a dad, then I’d invite you to identify as a father to help make it about you.

    This occasion has had me thinking. What’s the MOST IMPORTANT lesson I can teach my son? If I had to pick just one? If you think it’s “blame other people for your problems” or “let other people rule over you” or “be as obedient as possible” then you guessed incorrectly. I’m not a sheep farmer.

    I finally came up with what resonates as the single most important lesson I can teach my son. BE BRAVE.

    Bravery means doing what your heart knows is right for the greater good. I believe what’s for the greater good is always in turn what’s for the individual’s greater good.

    By the time my son is walking into his adulthood, if I can instill in him how to listen to his own heart and let his words and actions be aligned with his heart, then he will be brave.

    Here’s a potentially not so delusional opinion for you, perhaps the worst way to teach our kids bravery is through our words only. The lesson will not be learned.

    I’ve realized as a parent, to teach kids bravery it must be modeled to them through actions. Not once, not every once in a while, not even three times. It must be modeled for them every damn day.

    They need to see dad with unapologetic conviction standing up for what’s right, even if it’s not popular, and especially when it’s scary to do so. They need to feel dad be afraid and do the thing anyway. They need to feel dad’s energy become stronger, because he did the damn thing. They need to see, hear, taste, and feel dad being a force for good in the family, community, and the world. They need to hear what it sounds like when dad flushes fear based obedience down the toilet… If you want to teach your kids to be brave.

    Realizing this I’m doing my best to be a better embodier of bravery everyday for my son. Whether it’s having the tough conversation with my wife rather than avoiding it or being more bold with my work and devotion to helping humanity. And if gifting your children with the lessons of bravery is important to you, I’d invite you to be committed to be a little bit of a better embodier of bravery everyday.

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      Thanks for posting this!

  4. Home schooling: here’s what our masters say

    “Elizabeth Bartholet, the director of Harvard Law’s Child Advocacy Program, described the ‘homeschooling phenomenon’ as a ‘threat’ to society, claiming that conservative parents ‘homeschool because they want to isolate their children from ideas and values central to our democracy’, ‘promote racial segregation and female subservience’, and ‘question science’.”

    “James Dwyer, a law professor at the College of William and Mary. He is the professor famous for claiming that ‘The reason parent-child relationships exist is because the State confers legal parenthood …’ In his 1994 law review article ‘Parents’ Religion and Children’s Welfare: Debunking the Doctrine of Parents’ Rights’ (82 Calif. L. Rev. 1371), Dwyer argued that ‘the claim that parents should have child-rearing rights—rather than simply being permitted to perform parental duties and to make certain decisions on a child’s behalf in accordance with the child’s rights—is inconsistent with principles deeply embedded in our law and morality’.”


    Centner academy: Don’t get angry about what’s happening in the world. Do something. Build your own systems, build your own community. We are building our own community, we are building our tribe.

    The academy has stayed open during lockdowns and has purchased land and is growing their own food and is introducing children to farming and teaching them how to run their own businesses.


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