Re: DSM: degrees of illusionary freedom

From: Mike Sadofsky (
Date: Wed Nov 07 2001 - 10:50:41 EST

Other than the extreme case you describe in the 2nd paragraph below re
changing the school to some other basis than what it is, are the
controls and veto powers alluded to in para 1 (below) anything other
than the laws we all live with?

On Wed, 7 Nov 2001 10:09:05 -0500, you wrote:

>I never said there was a "problem". I was attempting to show that there do
>exist entities that are adult controlled outside of the SM that can exert
>"veto power" over the SM, at least in extreme cases.
>I disagree that parents' control of the purse strings does not ultimately
>give them control over the school as a whole. I am not speaking of an
>individual parent, but rather of the parent group as a whole. If they all
>decided to change the school's system, they might well convince enough of
>their kids that it would be in their own "best interest" to go along. Or,
>they could pull out en masse and leave the school with no students.


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