Re: DSM: public school prisons (sharing the SVS model, etc.)
Mon, 20 Nov 2000 06:29:03 EST

Sudbury schools are, in my opinion, about giving children the opportunities
to grow up in ways that allow them to develop autonomy and initiative; that
allow them to develop self-confidence and competence; and that fit them for
the society they happen to currently live in -- a fast-moving, rather random,
(chaordic?) society in which being able to think and have judgment are the
most important marketable skills.

It doesn't matter if you call them schools are not -- since society wants
children to be in schools, it is a comfortable word for most people, and
doesn't have to mean much. Some School Meetings, given the decision, chose
not to omit the word "school" from their school's name, which tells you
something right there.

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