> What is the origin of the practice of not paying first-year staff?
Naomi - You haven't read "Free At Last". Staff at the Sudbury Valley School
(which, incidentally, was the first Sudbury School - <g>) worked for free
the first year, I believe.
In addition, and I think I expressed this in my other post on this subject,
I think Sudbury schools often don't pay teachers what they're worth because
they can't afford to. And comparing a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit
corporation with no paid administrators where a lot of the work is being
done by volunteers to a closely held or for-profit corporation is not a
well-considered opinion. Frankly, if someone is not willing to see a
difference between working for a non-profit corp providing a service to the
community and Microsoft, then it's probably safe to say they don't belong
with the non-profit corp.
Joe Jackson, FHS Founder, Chief Financial Officer, Working for Free, Loving