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Students Hate School. Michael Strong Has A Socratic Solution. | The Show

Students Hate School. Michael Strong Has A Socratic Solution. | The Show

What if everything you’ve been taught about education is wrong? Could your best bet be pulling your kids out of their current schools as quickly as possible?

Michael Strong, founder of The Socratic Experience (, has dedicated his life’s work to figuring that out. As an educational entrepreneur, he’s created high-performance private and charter schools across the country. In these schools, Michael has put into action his Socratic Practice, an innovative adaptation of the age-old Socratic method, which he outlines in his book, The Habit of Thought.

We sat down with Michael to figure out what’s missing from the conventional American school system and which solutions he’s found to be successful.

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[00:00] Intro

[02:19] Michael’s educational upbringing

[14:19] What is American public schooling?

[22:54] Why you should consider alternative schools

[35:15] Becoming an educational entrepreneur

[40:41] The Socratic method in practice

[50:19] Most schools don’t prepare kids for adulthood

[1:00:12] Socratic practice is a lifestyle, not just a teaching tool

[1:12:32] What can parents do?

[1:19:07] Outro


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Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Mike Yates, Lenore Skenazy, Warren Farrell, Matt Ridley, Martin Gurri, and Michael Strong.

Dad Saves America
Dad Saves America
Dad Saves America is all about celebrating dads and fatherhood. Fatherhood is the greatest opportunity to make a positive impact you will have in your lifetime. We’re figuring out how to raise a generation of resilient, independent-minded kids who are ready to embrace freedom in their future. Top experts and engaging personalities, including Adam Carolla, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Adam Curry, Daymond John, and Jay Glazer, trade stories of childhood, parenthood, and all the issues impacting how we raise our kids with host John Papola.