RE: DSM: Sudbury Schools in an Urban setting

Joe Jackson (
Mon, 5 Feb 2001 19:11:43 -0500

I find the concept that there's something wrong with attacking and defending
ideas tiresome. If folks are only interested in hearing attacks and
defenses that support their own feelings, they should unsubscribe.

Joe Jackson

> Hear, hear Prohibido!
> I'm not going to add my opinion about the specific issue being discussed
> (it seems to be closed now)- but as an observer, it seemed that
> most of the
> responses from other people were immediately defensive. As
> Prohibido said,
> "Mistakes are a part of life." We tell kids that, we ought to tell
> ourselves that as well.
> >People,
> >
> >I know this is a private listserve. But cannot we be able to
> discuss the
> >model without attacks or the need to be right? Cannot we speak
> of possible
> >weaknesses in the model at times? Only through bringing things
> out into the
> >open can we learn from our mistakes. Mistakes aren't bad. They're
> >necessary, and a part of life.
> >I have no problem admitting when I'm wrong. I invite it. But I see the
> >model go much deeper than that.
> >
> >I've received private emailes from Russia and other foreign
> countries after
> >some have read the posts on the listserve. Instead of promoting
> the model,
> >some are fighting and becoming defensive about it. Defense is
> not needed.
> >You either see it or you don't.The model speaks for itself.
> It's about the
> >respect and freedom of children. I'd like to see it grow,
> whatever it takes.
> >If we fight amongst ourselves, how can we promote the model abroad? The
> model
> >speaks for itself. It's about the respect of children. Let's
> keep our eye
> >on the ball okay. :)
> >
> >Prohibido
> >

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