Re: DSM: Majority Rule vs. Consensus

Kristin Harkness (
Sun, 23 Jan 2000 11:44:32 -0500

> ... Stepping Aside is the individual's
>ability to voice their disapproval of the decision. When a person steps
>aside, they not only are showing that they do not approve, but they are not
>to take part in the implementation of the decision. It is a sign of the
>respect for an individual's values, that they have the option in the end of
>not taking part in a decision they do not agree with. ...

What does "not to take part in the implementation of the decision" mean in
the context of a Sudbury model school? If the decision concerned a school
rule, how can individuals not take part in its implementation?


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