RE: DSM: free market supporters and socialism supporters

Joe Jackson (
Sun, 2 Apr 2000 09:46:31 -0400

Joe from Fairhaven

I think the Sudbury Model is equally and potentially incompatible with
either system. In a free market system large corporations can tend to
monopolize and dominate and develop a ability to exert fierce pressure on
smaller ones. My fear would be that in such a system where the current
educational mainstream became privatized, their first goal would be what it
is today: to wipe out small radical schools like ours.

On the other hand, a socialized system, which most certainly is closer to
what we have today in the field of education, it's become crystal clear
that, as Dennis said, State governments ARE the monopolized educational
monoliths of my first paragraph that would universally like to rid society
of schools that do not fit their mold. I can't speak for most other states,
but the 1950's mentality that only university professors can possibly know
how to educate children still pervades the culture of Maryland Department of
Education today.


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