Re: the right to purse excellence
Thu, 1 May 1997 07:22:57 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 97-05-01 03:11:49 EDT, Dale wrote:

Can't think of a better way of killing innovation in education. I would
assume that Sudbury Valley and other such schools would refuse to test
and whatever other requirements would come with the government money so
then some of their parents would move their children to a "free" public
school. And the cost of all private schools that were willing to
compromise would go up.

Dale, part of my idea is that the requirements (beyond basic fire and health
safety, which all schools have to meet anyway) for any school would come from
the school itself. This is what Pennsylvania private schools do now in their
accreditation process. PA is a state that has loads of well-respected
private schools and this system seems to work, even for the more "out there"