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Free Skool Santa Cruz Winter Quarter Begins

Free Skool’s biggest quarter yet: 38 different classes taught by more than three dozen teachers offering a decentralized educational network outside the system (and still $20 thousand less than UCSC)
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Santa Cruz, CA, November 1st, 2005: Winter 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 November 1st to January 31st and offers a variety of classes in homes, community centers, and open spaces all over Santa Cruz. In Free Skool Santa Cruz’ third quarter, classes include knitting, jazz history, Spanish, drawing, beer-making, singing, Indonesian monkey chant, oriental medicine, local history, bike and automobile repair, political history, and much more.

Free Skool is a completely grassroots effort, a collection of locals acting 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, musicians, teachers, healers, tradespersons, activists, and community members are leading winter quarter classes.

Free Skool winter calendars are available on-line and 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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Bug Eating for Everyone OMITTED!

Kim tells us that Bug Eating didn't make it to the back of the calendar. Sorry about the oversite. I highly recommend the class. Kelsey and Matthew are dynamic, informative, and very fun. Whether you end up having the courage to eat bugs or not, you will enjoy the class.

Bug Eating for Everyone: Entomophagy Basics
Sat Nov 19th 5-6pm

Re: Free Skool Santa Cruz Winter Quarter Begins

I think the Free Skool is one of the better things going on in SC these days. Big props to all of you who put in time to teach what you know.


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