The PUGS Manifesto
Education is a human right. Everyone deserves the opportunity to live life to the fullest and to succeed in the 21st century. Education allows that.
Learning should be accessible and affordable to all. The education-industrial complex makes eduation hierarchical, exclusive, and expensive. We believe that eduation should be participatory, democratic + accessible. Our Generosity + Pricing Policy creates more diverse + interesting classrooms and communities.
Everyone is a learner and everyone is a teacher. For life. Knowledge in the 21st century is everywhere and it's in everyone. As the rate of change steadily increases, we have to be lifelong learners to stay engaged, live fully, and succeed.
"I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits." - Martin Luther King
are you a pugger?
You are curious, engaged and motivated: Education helps you become more aware, caring, committed, creative, flexible, fulfilled, future-oriented, generous, honest, improving, improvising, incisive, independent, informed, initiating, innovating, inquisitive, insightful, kind, leading, rooted, self-aware, strategic, supportive + wild.
You make time for the critical but non-urgent. No one thinks that after taking PE in school, you don't have to exercise as an adult. If you did that, it would be disabling. You realize that learning, just like exercise, is a lifetime, daily habit of the healthy.
You support this for everyone. The best way to learn + grow is to surround yourself with a community of people who are as curious, engaged, and motivated as you are. And the best way to be part of a community is to support it with your time, money, and energy.