Re: Working for love

Naomi Gold (
Mon, 13 Apr 1998 12:36:28 -0400 (EDT)

> For example, it is said that kids who do not learn to
> read and write well at such schools soon catch up later and do extremely
> well. No one ever seems to challenge this statement, and I have never seen
> any follow-up surveys of how kids get on after they leave (I understand
> Sudbury has done some, but I wouldn't be certain). As far as my knowledge
> goes, this statement is highly dubious. In general, there is far too much
> ideology about when it comes to progressive education and far too little
> examining of the facts.
> There tends to be an atmosphere of cult surrounding the whole movement, and
> an intolerance of criticism.
> >Peter, another couple things you did not learn enough about at
> >Summerhill are morality and economics.
> >

Would you please clarify this statement? I haven't noted any lack of
morality in Peter's statements. Nor did I note lack of understanding of
economic principles. He has been stating an opinion based on CONCRETE
EXPERIENCE at Summerhill school.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but "you did not learn enough about
morality and economics" sounds like a blatently hostile reply. What's
going on?