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Thirteen year old Logan LaPlante talks about “schoolhacking” for TedTalks at the University of Nevada. Please watch.

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The solution:  Hackschooling makes me happy - Logan LaPlante

The problem: 

Education is often considered the foundation for creating a well rounded and productive society, but this belief usually stems from being sure that those coming out of the education system are able to keep the cogs of society turning in order to maintain profit margins of large companies in a system that requires constant growth. Instead of having creative and out-of-the-box-thinking people, the current style of education creates more submissive, obedient and trained graduates so the current system is always maintained.

What this means is that standard education is focused less on each individual and their growth and more on creating a supply of worker bees that can go out into the world and follow within the confines the system sets out.

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/01/07/this-is-what-happens-when-a-kid-leaves-traditional-education/?utm_content=buffer65931&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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Logan races the Tour de Nez Kid’s race with his GoPro and sails it to first place!

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Yesterday we competed in the 1st Annual Truckee Dodgeball Tournament. I’m pretty sore from all the dodging, dipping, diving, ducking and dodging. And laughing. Good times for sure!

Cody took a 60mph dodgeball to the head and knocked him over. No tears. Took it like a honey badger.

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The kids speaking about Quality of Life in the Reno/Tahoe area.

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Some clips from our Labor Day weekend hike in the High Sierra. Dragged the kids for 25+ miles and over 13,000 total vert. Still didn’t wear them out!!! Still a ton of snow up there.

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Logan made a sweet edit of him, his brother and their friend Aspen goofing off on the trampoline. All they do is bounce…

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Logan wore his GoPro while doing a front flip on the Utah Olympic Park water ramps. Cool POV.

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Good times in Tahoe with family and friends over the 4th of July weekend skiing at Alpine Meadows and Squaw. With over 850 inches season snowfall total the conditions were awesome.

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Cool video the boys’ ski team coach made of some summer cliff jumping around Tahoe. We were camping one night on the beach and ran into them so Logan and Cody have a ‘couple shots in here too.

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Logan made an edit of his ski team practicing at the Utah Olympic Park water ramps back in August. Pretty sick edit. In this edit: Logan LaPlante, Cody LaPlante, Tarriq Saffouri, Austin Simonpietri, Cooper Davison,Presley Doyle, and Tyler Homen (coach)