Re: DSM: SVS and conservative people

David Hazen (
Mon, 19 Jun 2000 14:39:46 -0700 (PDT)

I've always been a lefty, but I have more in common
with some conservative friends when it comes to
education. I would differentiate between social
conservatives and other conservatives, although I
don't believe any generalizations about groups are
particularly useful.--- Alan Klein <>
> The lure of democratic schools for this "politically
> leftist" person is the
> emphasis on freedom and choice (hence the "liber"
> part of liberal).
> My stereotype about "conservative...people" is that
> they tend to be in favor
> of controlling people's personal issues (dress,
> length of hair,
> reproductivity, sexual orientation, music, etc.) if
> they do not agree with
> that person's choices, beliefs, or orientation.
> Actually, I tend to agree with the person who said
> that there is little
> difference between our two main political parties in
> that each believes in
> government control, just over different things in
> different ways. Democrats
> tend to favor controls over business and Republicans
> tend to favor control
> over people [...he said, secure in the knowledge
> that he has just inflamed
> the majority of his readers! ;o) ]
> My preference is more libertarian, which I see as
> favoring fewer controls
> over everyone.
> ~Alan
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Mike Sadofsky <>
> > I guess I would ask the question a little
> differently than
> > Joseph Moore did.
> > What is it you believe Sudbury Schools have (or
> offer) that
> > is of particular interest to "politically leftist
> people'"
> > and
> > What is you it believe about Sudbury Schools that
> you think
> > might be aversive to "conservative and unpolitical
> people?"

Love and Peace,


"A school should not be preparation for life. A school should be life." -Elbert Hubbard

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