What I hear Dan doing by using the words "teach responsibility" is to use
language that others will understand more readily. Most folks don't make the
distinction between teaching and learning. To assume that SVS or any other
school needs to "teach responsibility" is to asssume that kids aren't
responsible and that they need to have this "responsibility knowledge" poured
into them. It may be too subtle a semantic difference, but I prefer to think
of kids at Highland or SVS "developing their sense of responsibility" rather
than being "taught responsibility".
The difference, for me, lies in who is in control of the process.