The Problem

School ≠ Education ≠ Learning.

The problems with our current school system are many, too many to list in detail. Expensive, poorly matched to the needs of today’s work force, overtly political and hostile to the more traditional half of the population, inefficient, ineffective, horrible for boys, philosophically incoherent, and generally an illustrated example on how Rome fell. They are even demanding to open the gates to the barbarian hoards. The system has been hijacked by people who are either insane, evil, morons, or those who do not understand but still hate America. It’s no longer serving the American people as individuals or families, workers or small corporations, voters, or the world at large by being strong and prosperous. It serves the self-styled elites, transnational mega-corporations, the gliteratti of the media and Hollywood, the bankers, the corrupt, and various puppet-masters around the world. That must change.


Welcome to the Howling Puffin, an internet mental watering hole that aims to to find solutions. It was named for the fictional pub/tavern that was the birth-place of the order of St Possenti.
The current goal is to find the people who have the rest of the pieces of the solution to how to reform our entire modern education system. Not just replace the K-12 government-school establishment with a new one that has the same structural problems and bloat, but a different paradigm of learning, connecting with community, jobs, knowledge, and health, and making it better for the 75% of the population that it currently serves badly. It won’t happen over night, it won’t take the track most people expect, but education is the ultimate platform. And, as Vox keeps saying – build your own!