> "Free schools frighten many people simply because they have no
> idea how it can all work. Having a "all or nothing", "take it or leave it"
> approach does nothing to bring the nervous on board."
> To me this is a good thing and exactly the point! We in Sacramento have
> more than our share of "nervous" on board, and after all is said and done
> they almost always leave. And usually it is not a plesant experience. On
> the other hand, those who buy the "all or nothing", "take it or leave it"
> our philosophy stick around and are contributing members of the community.
Of course ! But that is because you -are- an SVS model school. No-one
is arguing with that. And to have the nervous on board is -definately- an
error. Well done .
But the discussion is now at a tangent. The trojon horse is not for SVS
model schools, but for ordinary ones. If you have full SVS status, no
> Hybrids do not work.
Well blimey ! That's a b o l d statment.? Can you give some examples
and reasons why it failed?
> A Sudbury school is what it is, and parts-swapping
> creates something that is not a Sudbury school. "A regular school that
> provides more choice to it's students about what they do during the day"
> not a Sudbury School.
Agreed. Blimey ! Agreed. Please don't think anyone was.
> You can call it a hybrid Sudbury if you want, but is
> more like a prison that offers McDonalds in addition to the regular dinner
> fare. It may offer more choice, but still is not freedom by any stretch
> the imagination.
Well that's a start!
> "A sliding approach needs to be provided." You can offer Taco Bell next
> year or possibly two or three kinds of toothpaste the year after, but for
> all that sliding you still don't have freedom, just a few more choices.
And the n a few more, and more and then you are on the road to freedom.
And getting on the road is the first step.
> Do the smooth and successful conversion of the more extreme and regimented
> schools, but don't tinker with creating the missing link, because there is
You lost me. What are you talking about?
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