Jim Mullen: Let's try 'unschooling'

Jim Mullen: Let's try 'unschooling'

There are 41 comments on the Erie Times News story from Aug 1, 2011, titled Jim Mullen: Let's try 'unschooling'. In it, Erie Times News reports that:

The big rap against home-schooled kids seems to be that they aren't "socialized." I asked a longtime member of a big-city school board about home schooling, and he shook his head and rolled his eyes.

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meh

Moulton, TX

#1 Aug 3, 2011
Egh.

I had no idea "spoiled brat" was the same as "socialized"... thanks Jim Mullen for your insight?!?!?!?!?

I'm sorry, but this is a horribly written opinion piece. I was looking for topics on unschooling and this article just seems to be the rantings of a narrow minded person.

The real culprit as to why children aren't learning is.... socialization?! Yes, that's right parents! Simply lock your child away and never let them interact with anyone and you will produce the brightest, most well-mannered child ever to grade this earth. Really???

Jim obviously is strongly biased against public education where all the rich, lexus driving, tiara wearing (?) children go. He also doesn't think much of unschooling.. though he states he really doesn't know what it is. Hmm great.. very informative there Jim. This "all home-schooled children are wonderful and public education children are disrespectful" is just rubbish and shows truly how little time or thought went into the writing of this article.

Anyway, if you were looking for information on unschooling.. this is not the article for you.
Maltomon

Montréal, Canada

#2 Sep 4, 2015
Let's try "unclothing" at school. More nude swimming, more group showers, more bare bottom spanking, more physical check ups, more exposure. At the east and west campusesof the MMaltaMon Academy for Boys, in Easton, PA, and in Mountain View, California, we fully believe in as much nudity as possible. The staff is comprised of brothers from the MaltaMonastery. A boy's day begins when he is gently woken up by a brother, who removes his night shirt and massages his buttocks to increase circulation. He then takes his towel and toiletries, and joins the other boys as they walk across the quad to the lavatory. The boys shower together, supervised by a brother. When done, the brothers
assist the boys in dressing . In the rining hall, a boy is chosen at random, who lies on the buffet table, face down, with his bare buttocks exposed. As other boys file past with their pkates, the cook places fresh, hot griddlecakes on the boy's buttocks. Each boy in turn uses his sharp plastic fork to remove his share of pancakes onto his plate.
This is the first installnent. I will tell a bit each day. Too much at one time will overload
Phil's brain circuits.
MichaelN

Madrid, Spain

#3 Sep 6, 2015
The next week brought us to the day of our first swim class. We were all nervous about this naked thing and arrived at the locker room with great apprehensions. We were instructed to select a locker and remove all of our clothes. We were told to put our clothes in the locker and lock it with the combination lock. I sat at the bench in front of my locker just looking at it. The other boys started getting undressed and I finally took off my clothes too. I left my underwear on until the last and then removed them too. I looked around and saw my friends and classmates all naked. This was the first time I had seen them naked and I was somewhat interested in how they looked, but at the same time was embarrassed to be naked in front of them. Some of the boys had already started puberty and they were larger than others. One boy who could be a bully made some fun of my penis which was smaller than his. He also had a small amount of hair at the base of his penis. I had never seen another boy uncircumcised and this was the first time I even heard of circumcision. I didn’t know little boys came with a hood over the tip of their penis. Over 95% of the boys were circumcised. This was the custom at the time.

The showers came next. Our teacher told us the importance of being clean before we went into the pool and we were reminded to wash all areas of our bodies and hair. We would be checked before class for our most personal hygiene. Washing completely and thoroughly was the order for the day.

We all filed into the shower area to wash and clean ourselves completely. No one wanted to be checked and rejected back to the shower. We were all sparkling clean when we lined up at the door to the pool and waited for our coach to give us permission to enter the pool.

When the coach arrived, he was wearing swim trunks. He told us to go into the pool area and followed us in. The pool was large and had a tiled area all the way around it. It was very institutional in that the tile was cold and white which made the blue water in the pool look very large. Much larger than the Olympic size that it was. I could smell the chlorine that was in the water and the smell made me nervous. It brought back memories of my naked swimming at the Y. We noticed two older boys who were standing along the front of the pool. They were wearing swim trunks like the coach. They were older and not in our 8th grade class. We were instructed to line up along one end of the pool in a single line by height. We did the best we could, but coach changed a few of us around as he could see better than we could who was taller.

Coach next introduced us to the two assistants who were the older boys we noticed when we walked into the pool area. They would be assisting him with our class instruction. These boys looked older to me and I guessed they were juniors or seniors but they were definitely older than we were. We learned later that these boys were on the diving team and were selected by the coach to help with our 8th grade class. These two boys were apparently allowed to wear swim suits as they had them on. It seemed a little confusing to me why we were naked, and these boys and the coach were wearing suits. I was thinking that if it was good to swim naked to save the pool filter, shouldn’t everyone be naked? I never did get an answer to this question. Coach next went over the pool rules again.

No one was allowed in the water unless he was there and we had to follow his or his assistants instruction at all times. When in the pool area at the start of the class we were to line up dress right dress. This was apparently a military term that referred to the spacing between us. We would line up and put our right arm out touching the shoulder of the boy to our right adjusting our spacing so our fingers just touched his shoulder. This spacing spread the 45 boys in our class all the way across the end of the tiled pool area.
Phil

Malgrat De Mar, Spain

#4 Sep 6, 2015
I am just a little concerned because my son is a freshman this year and he has a female swim coach. Practice started 2 weeks ago and yesterday was the parent orientation. She seemed very nice and everything and no other parents seemed to have any concerns so I didn't speak up.
I asked my son about it and was kind of shocked to find out that she has an office adjoined to their locker room.My son said nonchalantly that she sees him naked all of the time. He said it was weird at first but she told him that it was "nothing she hadn't seen before" and he feels more comfortable now. I just know that I wouldn't really want a man teacher seeing me naked in the locker room and I don't want some lady looking at my son's penis when she is supposed to be just a coach. Do I have any legitimate concerns? or is this normal these days?
DJWs Child Pornography

Ambler, PA

#5 Sep 6, 2015
MichaelN wrote:
The next week brought us to the day of our first swim class. We were all nervous about this naked thing and arrived at the locker room with great apprehensions. We were instructed to select a locker and remove all of our clothes. We were told to put our clothes in the locker and lock it with the combination lock. I sat at the bench in front of my locker just looking at it. The other boys started getting undressed and I finally took off my clothes too. I left my underwear on until the last and then removed them too. I looked around and saw my friends and classmates all naked. This was the first time I had seen them naked and I was somewhat interested in how they looked, but at the same time was embarrassed to be naked in front of them. Some of the boys had already started puberty and they were larger than others. One boy who could be a bully made some fun of my penis which was smaller than his. He also had a small amount of hair at the base of his penis. I had never seen another boy uncircumcised and this was the first time I even heard of circumcision. I didn’t know little boys came with a hood over the tip of their penis. Over 95% of the boys were circumcised. This was the custom at the time.
The showers came next. Our teacher told us the importance of being clean before we went into the pool and we were reminded to wash all areas of our bodies and hair. We would be checked before class for our most personal hygiene. Washing completely and thoroughly was the order for the day.
We all filed into the shower area to wash and clean ourselves completely. No one wanted to be checked and rejected back to the shower. We were all sparkling clean when we lined up at the door to the pool and waited for our coach to give us permission to enter the pool.
When the coach arrived, he was wearing swim trunks. He told us to go into the pool area and followed us in. The pool was large and had a tiled area all the way around it. It was very institutional in that the tile was cold and white which made the blue water in the pool look very large. Much larger than the Olympic size that it was. I could smell the chlorine that was in the water and the smell made me nervous. It brought back memories of my naked swimming at the Y. We noticed two older boys who were standing along the front of the pool
Coach next introduced us to the two assistants who were the older boys we noticed when we walked into the pool area. They would be assisting him with our class instruction. These boys looked older to me and I guessed they were juniors or seniors but they were definitely older than we were. We learned later that these boys were on the diving team and were selected by the coach to help with our 8th grade class. These two boys were apparently allowed to wear swim suits as they had them on. It seemed a little confusing to me why we were naked, and these boys and the coach were wearing suits. I was thinking that if it was good to swim naked to save the pool filter, shouldn’t everyone be naked? I never did get an answer to this question. Coach next went over the pool rules again.
No one was allowed in the water unless he was there and we had to follow his or his assistants instruction at all times. When in the pool area at the start of the class we were to line up dress right dress. This was apparently a military term that referred to the spacing between us. We would line up and put our right arm out touching the shoulder of the boy to our right adjusting our spacing so our fingers just touched his shoulder. This spacing spread the 45 boys in our class all the way across the end of the tiled pool area.
This perverted homo pedophile will search on line for anything about naked schoolboys. He gets hard, gets off, wipes his hands with a Wetnap, then posts it on Topix before pulling up his y-fronts and trousers. That's all this is. Pretty sad for a 43 yo "man".
Bobba Bob

Toronto, Canada

#6 Sep 7, 2015
Pretty sad that MaltaMon visits a forum he claims is dedicated to naked schoolboys on a daily basis, but denies he has any interest in the subject.
Mikes DaNgly bits

Manresa, Spain

#7 Sep 7, 2015
First, I am not a Masters swimmer, please forgive me for intruding in your forum. I am trying to gather information for a public access TV program I would like to make about the old practice of requiring boys to swim nude in gym class. Apparently this was standard procedure in many midwest and northeast states.

I never knew about this until recently, and it seems like good illustration of the ways that social customs can change radically in a generation or two.

There is an extremely long discussion about this at
http://www.topix.com/forum/education/TID0DQ0G...
that has some good information, but unfortunately it seems that a lot of the posters on that thread are just amusing themselves by writing fiction.

If anyone has any first hand experiences that they would like to share, please let me know. The questions I have are:

Did you object to swimming nude? Did you voice your objection, and if so, what was the response?

Did the school protect your privacy from female staff and students?

Do you believe there was more bullying and misbehavior because of the nudity, or less?

Did the swim team practice nude, and if so were spectators allowed? One of the posters on the Topix thread says he refused to swim on the team because they practiced nude and did not close the practices to spectators.

Were there ever female substitute teachers? Sounds preposterous, but some posters claim there were. I guess it could be possible.

If you would like to share your experiences, let me know and I will post my email address.

I am located in Portland OR. If you are willing to appear in the program it would probably be a telephone interview unless you happen to live in the Portland area.

Again, I hope I am not disturbing you too much by posting in your forum, and if you happen to know a better place for me to post this request, please let me know
Phil

Toronto, Canada

#8 Sep 7, 2015
Once, we were all lined up nude by the pool, and I was embarrassed because my penis was smaller than the other boys. But the siggt of the other boys' bums gave me an erection. The teacher she walked over, grabbed my little weiner in a pinch hold, and pushed back, making me walk backwards, all the wsy ovrr to the diving board, up the steps, all all the way to the end of the board. She pinched my foreskin hard with her fingernails, and let go. I flinched, and fell over backwards into the water. The other boys laughed. I have geen an ashamed, frustrated, homosexually repressed pedophile ever since.
Dartmouth Just winces

Malgrat De Mar, Spain

#9 Sep 7, 2015
Phil wrote:
Once, we were all lined up nude by the pool, and I was embarrassed because my penis was smaller than the other boys. But the siggt of the other boys' bums gave me an erection. The teacher she walked over, grabbed my little weiner in a pinch hold, and pushed back, making me walk backwards, all the wsy ovrr to the diving board, up the steps, all all the way to the end of the board. She pinched my foreskin hard with her fingernails, and let go. I flinched, and fell over backwards into the water. The other boys laughed. I have geen an ashamed, frustrated, homosexually repressed pedophile ever since.
Manchester is guilty
DJWs Child Pornography

North Wales, PA

#10 Sep 7, 2015
Phil wrote:
Once, we were all lined up nude by the pool, and I was embarrassed because my penis was smaller than the other boys. But the siggt of the other boys' bums gave me an erection. The teacher she walked over, grabbed my little weiner in a pinch hold, and pushed back, making me walk backwards, all the wsy ovrr to the diving board, up the steps, all all the way to the end of the board. She pinched my foreskin hard with her fingernails, and let go. I flinched, and fell over backwards into the water. The other boys laughed. I have geen an ashamed, frustrated, homosexually repressed pedophile ever since.
Not Phil.
Michael EuNuch

Girona, Spain

#11 Sep 8, 2015
DJWs Child Pornography wrote:
<quoted text>
Not Phil.
I do not believe women were allowed to watch adult males swim but when it came to the boys they most definitely were allowed to watch their sons swim.

it was a different time and Mothers in my parents circle of friends saw their sons nude on a regular basis.
No boy would have thought anything of his Mom watching him swim nude.
As for the other boys, quite often,
they had been seen naked long before they were observed at the "Y" pool.

Another point to this is the era when mothers stayed home and raised the family.
It also required these same women to drive their sons around to all the various activities they might have been in.
Organized sports were not as dominant as they are today (which I think is a good thing) but their was sports teams.

Hate to differe with the ones that say it never occurred but I do remember watching my brother in the viewing area of the pool,
which was like a balcony for the Y in New Westminster, B.C. with my own mother.
I also remember one time my brother showing up at this view room also naked.
DJWs Child Pornography

North Wales, PA

#12 Sep 8, 2015
Michael EuNuch wrote:
<quoted text>
I do not believe women were allowed to watch adult males swim but when it came to the boys they most definitely were allowed to watch their sons swim.
it was a different time and Mothers in my parents circle of friends saw their sons nude on a regular basis.
No boy would have thought anything of his Mom watching him swim nude.
As for the other boys, quite often,
they had been seen naked long before they were observed at the "Y" pool.
Another point to this is the era when mothers stayed home and raised the family.
It also required these same women to drive their sons around to all the various activities they might have been in.
Organized sports were not as dominant as they are today (which I think is a good thing) but their was sports teams.
Hate to differe with the ones that say it never occurred but I do remember watching my brother in the viewing area of the pool,
which was like a balcony for the Y in New Westminster, B.C. with my own mother.
I also remember one time my brother showing up at this view room also naked.
Oh, yeah, this sure is believable. Give it up, you lousy queer pedophile!!
Mazda Boy

Montréal, Canada

#13 Sep 9, 2015
Zoom-zoom!

(Hahahaha!)
Anna Jones

Elkins Park, PA

#14 Sep 9, 2015
My friends just made a new series for kids! Check it out, they are very informative!
Michael X-rated

Manresa, Spain

#15 Sep 9, 2015
Anna Jones wrote:
My friends just made a new series for kids! Check it out, they are very informative!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =mI3Ql23bhCsXX
Maltamon have you changed your name to Anna Jones? How did the gender re-assignment go?

Yes that was some time ago. They're grown up now. One is in college, and the other is a Senior. Your assumption is correct, however. When they'd come home from school, they'd take off whatever clothes they still had on, and would remain nude until the next morning.

We never changed our habits, and still go nude at home all the time today. Neither one of them go nude as much as they used to, but that's mostly a factor of other responsibilities. Our son still goes nude more than our daughter. I fully expect him to raise his family nude, when that time comes. He and his girlfriend have discussed it, and I have a feeling that we'll have naked grandkids someday.
DJWs Child Pornography

Hatfield, PA

#16 Sep 9, 2015
Mazda Boy wrote:
Zoom-zoom!
(Hahahaha!)
Looks like YOU are the one who ZOONED, Bob. That post of mine wasn't even directed at you or a response to you. "Zoom! Zoom!" Bob. Bob's the one who ZOOMS in on my posts, Phil's, and Maltaman's. Lol. What a pathetic, lying queer pedophile loser!! Lol.
DJWs Child Pornography

Whitehall, PA

#17 Sep 9, 2015
And now... Bob will ZOOM in on this. C'mon, Bobby. Say something about me. Er, I mean, about Maltaman, with whom you are totally obsessed. And, of course, because I am he as you are he as you are me we are all together. Douche bag!
Mazda Boy

Montréal, Canada

#18 Sep 9, 2015
Zoom-zoom!
(Hahahaha!)
DJWs Child Pornography

Hatfield, PA

#19 Sep 9, 2015
There ya go AGAIN, Bob. ZOOMING in on my post. Monitoring every thread 24/7 to make sure you're noticed. Sadly, we often don't acknowledge you. But you just HAVE to post in reaction to whatever we post, even those which don't concern you at all. Bobbie the ZOOOOOOMING Gay Pedophile! Watch him ZOOOOMMM!!! Hahahahahahahahahahaha!
DJWs Child Pornography

Hatfield, PA

#20 Sep 9, 2015
G'night, Zoom.

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