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Free Skool Santa Cruz Summer Quarter Begins

From Spanish language classes to forage and storage, Free Skool Santa Cruz offers a decentralized educational network outside the system for $19,926 less than UCSC
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Santa Cruz, CA, July 2005: Summer quarter is just starting. But you won’t need any student id, add/drop forms, or registration fees. There are no classrooms, professors, or administration, just people sharing what they know. This is Free Skool Santa Cruz. And the first thing you will learn is that we are all students and we are all teachers.

Free Skool summer quarter runs July 1st to September 31st and offers a variety of classes in homes, community centers, and open spaces all over Santa Cruz. In Free Skool Santa Cruz’ second quarter, classes include Conversational Spanish, Women’s and Trans Bicycle Repair, Studio Drawing and Collage, Local History, Birth and Birth Control, Self-Defense, Organic Gardening, Dyslexia Workshops, World History and Politics, Carpentry, and Monkey Chant.

Free Skool is a completely grassroots effort, a collection of locals who’ve decided to act collectively and autonomously to create a skill-sharing network, a school without institutional control. It is an opportunity to learn from others and share what they know, to help create self-reliance, vital communities, and beauty in the world.

Free Skool teachers are ordinary folk drawn from all over the county. Artists, midwives, teachers, martial artists, tradespersons, activists, and community members are leading summer quarter classes.

Free Skool summer calendars are available at most cafes, bookstores, and community centers in Santa Cruz and beyond. At the Free Skool website you can browse the online calendar, read Free Skool news, teacher bios, class review, and articles. You can also take part in the discussion about Free Skool, post questions, suggestions, and class proposals.


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Re: Free Skool Santa Cruz Summer Quarter Begins

Online calendars are at

Re: Free Skool Santa Cruz Summer Quarter Begins

i am wondering what type of local history free skool will teach and where you shall get the information from? i know that there is not much info on the local history of santa cruz, though a good place to start is with the amah mutsun who are and were the local native ohlone peoples of santa cruz.
but all of the history of america shares one thing in common: genocide!

Re: Free Skool Santa Cruz Summer Quarter Begins

You should go to the Free Skool website and post your comment in the discussion section where the teacher can respond.

Re: Free Skool Santa Cruz Summer Quarter Begins

** where the teacher can respond. **

the teacher can also respond here, on Santa Cruz Indymedia :-0

Re: Free Skool Santa Cruz Summer Quarter Begins

Why the anti-UCSC attitude? I'm all for the free school, but you all are ridiculous when you criticize the university. I doubt you all are going to make critical scientific breakthroughs by "storage and forage" or "monkey chanting". I like the free skool, but get real people, the university has a place and you can't accomplish what it does.

What "anti-UCSC attitude?"

Aside from you mentioning it, where in the above discussion does the phrase, "UCSC" even appear? You are a troll. Go away!


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