RE: DSM: Interest increasing?

Joe Jackson (
Fri, 5 Jan 2001 11:02:19 -0500

> Anybody know what's the smallest community that does support a
> democratic school?

I've heard of Sudbury Model Schools with as little as 6 to 10 members,
including staff.

> What's the "other list" that you can join once you buy the
> start-up kit?

For folks who have bought the startup kit and are intending to start a
school, it's essentially a network of the existing schools who offer support
to each other and startups.

> Cathy, is the living school going to do it for you? Do you
> mind that it
> isn't exactly a SVS-model school? I wasn't suggesting the Denver
> school as
> an option, just as an example to visit. I despise commuting, myself. The
> Denver school might actually be an option for us, as my husband works for
> the Park Service and there's a regional headquarters in Denver.
> I've asked
> him to keep a eye on available jobs there, but in the meantime,
> I'm looking
> into starting a school here.
> Thanks for the link to the Blue Mountain School. I was
> wondering about
> the possiblity of a publically-funded SVS-model school, and here there
> already is one! I would think that the loophole about not having to take
> the state-mandated tests would be indispensable. I'll look into our laws
> here before I go any further.
> Unschooling is a thought, but I dream of being part of a vibrant
> community. An SVS-model school seems like a way to have both things at
> once.
> Oh, there's a book "Starting a Sudbury Valley School?" That
> sounds like
> it could be helpful. Thanks for sharing with us about starting
> your school,
> Lisa. Your confidence comes through. One of your founders is a
> SVS former
> student? I wonder, now that the original SVS kids are getting
> old enough to
> have children, what they're going to do about schooling their children.
> Heidi

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