Deschooling: What Is It?

Recreating (and advancing) pk’s censored domains: / Teaching / Society / Social Order / DeGate / Deschooling /

Deschooling proposes cybernetic organization of information as an upgrade over compulsory schools. A free society would list, not regulate.

Teachers, human resources, skill models
Material resources
Peer possibilities
Feedback: Expert reports, Consumer reports

Deschooling, invented by Ivan Illich (Deschooling Society, 1970) and promoted by Paul Knatz (Free Learning Exchange, Inc., NYC, 1970 (and Denis Detzel, Learning Exchange, Evanston, IL, 1970) eschews coercion. A free people would organize learning opportunities as data bases, not as compulsory schools.
I invited the public to support my efforts to develop learning networks into an internet, a cybernetic democracy which I hoped would replace not only the school system, but the university system, the library system, and old fashioned coercive government, and old fashioned media.
This internet is a plagiarized perversion of what I offered., then, then the InfoAll blog offered modules on all of this. I’ll recreate them here as I can.





Exert Reports

Consumer Reports

Deschooling is the center of DeGate, not its beginning or end.

Conviviality, Illich’s “Christianity,” requires (in pk’s view) either very small human populations (something not within reach of our political will) or freedom. Societies must disestablish governments which would regulate everything. Licensing doctors means privilege for doctors: while all other classes of healer are pushed aside. Licensing teachers means that state-trained robots don’t make much, but most not licensed by the state, make nothing: unless they practice something other than their profession.


About pk

Seems to me that some modicum of honesty is requisite to intelligence. If we look in the mirror and see not kleptocrats but Christians, we’re still in the same old trouble.
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