Re: DSM: offical stamps of approval

Mike Sadofsky (
Wed, 14 Jul 1999 14:47:24 GMT

This is an interesting point, and my assumption about teachers at the
traditional prep schools is that they commonly have taken a different
path than teachers in public institutions. But I wonder what basis
you have for your claim that "traditional (New England) prep schools"
avoid the accreditation process? I just took a quick look at the list
of chools accreditated by the new England Association of Schools and
Colleges, the same association that Sudbury valley School deals with
in its accreditation process. It seems to me that the traditional New
England prep schools, are by and large included in the member roster.
I am very interested in any data to the contrary.

On Wed, 14 Jul 1999 10:04:56 -0400, Sharon wrote:

>It occurs to me that perhaps a good approach to take in addressing
>issues around accrediation (of both school and teachers) is to note
>how things are at other private schools, including the local
>highly regarded traditional prep school typs institutes. At least
>here in New England, teachers at such places do not necesssarily have
>the same accreditations as public school teachers (although often
>they do have a teaching degree), and such schools do not always
>go through all or any of the possible accrediting processes.

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