RE: DSM: The Value of the Sudbury Model

From: Joe Jackson (shoeless@jazztbone.com)
Date: Mon Apr 16 2001 - 09:31:59 EDT


Violating laws violates a rule at Fairhaven School.

Joe Jackson

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-discuss-sudbury-model@aramis.sudval.org
> [mailto:owner-discuss-sudbury-model@aramis.sudval.org]On Behalf Of
> Christopher Weeks
> Sent: Monday, April 16, 2001 7:21 AM
> To: discuss-sudbury-model@aramis.sudval.org
> Subject: Re: DSM: The Value of the Sudbury Model
>
>
> Alan Klein wrote:
>
> > You responded, "Marko, evidently you are guided by the statist
> ideology".
> >
> > What a leap! What he said was that he did not want individuals
> to have to
> > come up with the tuition (on top of taxes they pay) for the
> schooling they
> > want. Is your belief system one that holds that anything other
> than strict
> > anarchic-Libertarianism is Statism?
>
> That's what it sounds like to me. The essential difference
> between libertarians
> and statists is that libertarians do not accept the right of The
> People to seize
> the property of the individual. Statists do. To quote American Heritage,
> statism is "the practice or doctrine of giving a centralized
> government control
> over economic planning and policy." The forcible redistribution
> of the wealth
> of the governed is one fairly clear indication of a statist system.
>
> > If so, then I understand your response.
> > If not, then I submit that all he is saying is that, if a
> society decides
> > that education is a community responsibility that should be
> paid for through
> > taxes, then democratic schools should be allowed to be part of
> that system.
>
> Whether or not Alan is himself a libertarian, the decision of society that
> education is a public responsibility is a statist decision. It's
> not even an
> opinion.
>
> But I'm not sure if tha's what you meant.
>
> On a completely unrelated topic, what has SVS or other model
> schools done about
> students who violate the law while at school?
>
> Christopher Weeks
>
>



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