> > My persective is that we need to persuade the -education establishment-
> > to "compromise", to to accept "just a few decontrols". We don't have
> > move from our point, but they -must- move theirs.
> IMO a waste of time.
A position we can probably all sympathise with, but progress has been made
other countries, for the US it is just a matter of time.
> The Sudbury idea is not about reform; it is about revolution.
I don't realy agree. The SVS/SHS model is reform taken to it's logical and
inevitable conclusion. I don't mean to quibble, but this is important. We
realise that it only looks like a revolution from within the gold-fish-bowl
trad. edu. Once you are out of there, change is unavoidable.
> Many, many
> people have tried to reform the educational system to a less coercive
> for many, many decades; it is a waste of time compared to actively working
> to support a SM school.
I think you are right about that !
> Of course perhaps the insane pressures bearing on the American system are
> not as present in UK,
I had lo laugh at this given the view from the Japanese Ministry of
> and so maybe it's possible for a conventional school
> to actually turn into a Sands, but I seriously doubt it since the UK
> education ministry tries to wipe Summerhill and Sands off the face of the
> planet on a regular basis.
A regular basis is an exageration. And Ministry lost. And there are dozens
other schools, all of varying degrees of freedom in the country.
> I've nothing bad to say about all the wonderful people who sacrifice all
> our nation's public schools
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