Jeff Till’s Five Hundred Years

Tara reflects on The Complete Case for Home Education

Unschooling bloger Tara from Wyoming has written and posted a very nice personal extension based on a few arguments I made in my Complete Case for Home Education.  She suggests another one “The argument for eating what and when you want” that perhaps I’ll write up (or just steal hers). Enjoy!

Our Funny Government or “Little Piles of Garbage”

In this podcast, I take a somewhat side-ways look at different aspects of government that are strange or curious from a libertarian point of view. It’s light on framework or theory, and it isn’t particularly funny either.  I hope you enjoy it! 1 hour and about 15 minutes. Podcast includes: – Little piles of garbage – Did you what Amazon did? – I’ve got an idea! – Government likes art and culture! –.. Read More

Jeff Till on with Danilo Cueller

Hi! Danilo Cueller of invited me on his podcast to discuss a bunch of stuff check it out! Here’s Danilo’s description:   Please enjoy my recent conversation with Jeff Till. Herein we discussed how he became a Voluntaryist, classified like a number, treated like a subject, societal sadism, seen vs. unseen, deschooling oneself, exposing the gun in the room, Taoism, oldest libertarian/Voluntaryist philosophy, explaining unschooling/homeschooling gently, broken window fallacy, exiting the Matrix,.. Read More

Every fuckwit, asshat and douchebag you’ve ever met went to school. (Um, strong language)

  Pretty much every fuckwit, asshat and douchebag you ever met went to school. And the overwhelming majority of them went to public school. So did every halfass, asshole, moron, creep, geek, mouthbreather, bullshit artist, idiot, cocksucker, dickweed, jerk, imbecile, dink, dork, maroon, halfwit, shit-fer-brains, fuckface, asshammer, dickhead, pussy, wimp, airhead, slut, bimbo, asskisser, dweeb, gasbag, freak, ignoramus, hick, redneck, kook, lardass, meathead, masshole, tool, twerp, twit, wanker, weirdo, yahoo, zero, white trash,.. Read More

So, What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? (Podcast)

In this 45 minute podcast, four of the blogs are tied together with some other perspective to discuss the role of occupation in forming identity. It starts with the Work/Identity problem and moves through perspectives on identity through the economy, college, and school, with just a touch of politics. Featuring voice talent of Jen, Adie, Huck, and Mason. End music TASM Lab’s “Demystified, disenchanted” sung by Michelle Graf. “What do you want to.. Read More

Jeff Till on The School Sucks Project

I got to be a guest on my favorite podcast, The School Sucks Project with Brett Veinotte in May of 2015. I approached him with some ideas about my 53 Cases for Home Education and he thought it was worthy of a couple hours of conversation. I was really thrilled to do it as I am a superfan of his show. The response from this has been pretty positive, I’ve been asked to do other shows, contribute to another project and even met someone for a beer. Here’s some of the podcasts and videos.







Jeff Till on Chuck Morse Speaks radio show

I got to speak on the radio show Chuck Morse Speaks on Tuesday May 26, 2015.  I was a bundle of nerves and had to follow James Corbett. I think I did well enough talking about my experience in home education.  Mr. Morse did stop the interview 10 minutes before the end of the hour and promptly announced that it was his last show with the network.  So I guess I was his last guest.. Read More

The Role of Fear in School

The purpose of school is to help children learn and help them become smart, successful adults. Okay. Why is the school process and institution so eager to use fear and intimidation to reach its goals? Perhaps with the exception of the military and prisons, few other services that aim to benefit its participants use fear or intimidation. Think of a consumer product company, a restaurant, a hotel, a barber, a gym, etc., none.. Read More

The College/Identity Problem

  In an earlier article, The Work/Identity Problem, I explored how when people affix their personal identities to their job title some deleterious things can happen. People can run the risk of basing their self-esteem on whether they keep the same job, it can build inflexibility in finding good work, it can hinder a person’s ability to generate revenue and may encourage corruption. I also suggested that job-based identities also had bad social.. Read More

When Schools Fail to Indoctrinate

Six sigma, school defects and the need for deschooling.   A couple decades ago, it was a hot business trend in industrial manufacturing to adopt quality focused programs such as TQM (Total Quality Management) and Six Sigma. One of the ideas behind Six Sigma was that there was an ideal goal for the ratio of perfect products vs. defective products that would come off the manufacturing line. Motorola had famously set the number.. Read More