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School Bullying: A Tragic Cost of Forced Schooling and Autocratic School Governance

Let's say you are 15 years old, or 13, or 11, and for some reason--over which you have no control--you have been singled out by your schoolmates as an object for scorn and humiliation. Every day at school, for you, is another day in hell. No matter how you feel about school and how terribly you are treated there, the law requires you to be there. You see no escape. What do you do? What can we do, as a society, to prevent this from happening to you or your children? The only real solution I know involves a radical restructuring of the way schools operate.

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The Morally Questionable Lessons of Formal Sports II

You are a big-league baseball pitcher. The opposing pitcher has been throwing hard inside fastballs and has hit one of the batters on your team--maybe deliberately, maybe not. Should you retaliate by hitting their best batter with a high inside fastball? To do so is to deliberately risk injuring a fellow human being.

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