Re: Gender Equality

KleinCon@aol.com
Fri, 17 Oct 1997 08:28:37 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 97-10-16 09:06:01 EDT, you write:

<< I am really impressed with the Sudbury model, but am also a strong
feminist and would prefer to find a place that actively works against
these forces.

Peace,
Sheri>>

I agree with Mimsy that at our schools it is not the staff member's job to
actively correct these problems, but rather the student's job >>

But, what is the staff's job is to examine their own behavior and to look as
deeply as possible into what are often very difficult to ferret out
stereotypes in our own minds and hearts. THis is all that I hear Sheri
asking for. As she points out, we often behave in ways that are not totally
aligned with our values and philosophy (after all, we are more human than
not!) Therefore it is up to all of us, staff, student, and parent alike, to
be as introspective and challenging of ourselves as possible,

Alan Klein