RE: DSM: public school prisons (sharing the SVS model, etc.)

Joe Jackson (
Mon, 13 Nov 2000 09:52:28 -0500

 Robert Swanson wrote:
> > Absolutely (see Bruce's statement below), Sudbury is such a different
> > paradigm that this round peg won't fit into the square hole of public or
> > institutional education.
> I respecfully disagree. The only thing that makes public education public
> education is its source of funding: the public pays for it through taxes.
> Everything else is just a question of method. For instance, you
> can have public
> schools that aren't compulsory. You can have public Waldorf or Montessori

Public funding (read control) is precisely what begs the question of whether
a public SMS would work in most states.

Come on, Rick, public funding always profoundly alters innovative
educational ideas; in its current state, American Montessori schooling is
completely different from its original envisionment solely as a result of
assimilation into the educational mainstream culture.

Joe Jackson in Southampton, NY

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