Re: Comparing the Sudbury Model

Dale R. Reed (
Fri, 11 Apr 1997 06:27:09 -0700

SwiftRain wrote:

>From what I have heard from at least the teenagers who go there, I would suspect >quite a few.

Considering Mimsy's comeback, and the fact that Sudbury students are
extraordinary independent I assume you are talking only about those
students that are younger than the mandatory attendance laws, i.e. those
that are less than 16 years old.

Unless their parents are "forcing" the older ones to attend school.

Or are you referring to 17 and 18 and ... year olds that have found a
"family like" security on the enjoyable and secure and dů(I promised not
to use that word) Sudbury campus and they just do not want to leave to
face the harsh realities of the Real World?

That possibility is something to ponder all right.

Actually I sympathize with them. I have the same problem. Here I sit
at my computer terminal in a comfortable rocking chair looking out the
window at Katy's 30 year old Volvo 122S Station Wagon that needs its
rebuilt generator installed.

It is time for me to get my hands dirty. Dale