Re: DSM: Re: Subtle Coercion?

The Booroobin Sudbury School (
Thu, 11 Jan 2001 14:24:52 +1000

Hi Heidi,
As everyone is both a learner and a teacher, anyone might try to teach want
they want to. As Students have the ability to choose, people usually find
pretty quickly that their need or intent to teach, is not taken up
necessarily because the Students are doing other things, that interest them.
Its better to wait to be asked, without holding your breath. Being there
and available, when you have the time, in between all the busy tasks in
keeping the School running, is enough.
Regards, Derek
The Booroobin Sudbury School
Ph/fax +61 07 5499 9944
----- Original Message -----
From: "Heidi Barker" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2001 11:43 AM
Subject: Re: DSM: Re: Subtle Coercion?

> In my efforts to find other parents in my area who might be interested
> in starting an SVS-model school, I happened on someone who went the last
> years of her high school to the Warehouse School in Cambridge, Mass. This
> was sometime in the seventies. She said the school is no longer open,
> the founders were a wonderful couple, but not good business people. The
> came after them for back taxes. (A good example, it would seem, that
> schools should be treated as businesses, as the point's been made here.)
> At any rate, she described a school similar to SVS, but she said they
> had a bulletin board where people could post notice of classes they'd be
> teaching. Anybody could teach a class--students, staff, parents--and
> students could take a class or not. Would this be deemed too coercive for
> an SVS-type school?
> Heidi

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