Re: DSM: Television

From: David Rovner (rovners@netvision.net.il)
Date: Fri Dec 07 2001 - 02:33:13 EST


Excellent point, Evelyn!
Excellent response, Ardeshir!

David Rovner - rovners@netvision.net.il
Haifa 34675.
Favors ending government involvement in education, working for the
Advancement of
Democratic Schools & the Freedom of Learning, Individual Rights and Ayn
Rand's
philosophy in Israel.
http://www.sepschool.org/cgi/RegDisp.cgi/global

----- Original Message -----
From: <Evfocus@aol.com>
To: <discuss-sudbury-model@sudval.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2001 1:04 AM
Subject: Re: DSM: Re: Re: Re: Television

> There is a huge difference between college and TV. College is interested
in
> giving people what they "should want" just like schools. TV has no agenda
> about what people should want. They spend millions finding out what people
> really want.
> In a way they are similiar to Sudbury in that way, there is no value
> judgement placed on what people want. It doesn't matter whether they want
> mud wrestling or politcal discussion they give them whatever they want to
> watch.
> I actually make a point of trying not to be to judgmental about my
daughters
> TV watching because I think all I end up doing is communicating that their
> judgement is flawed.
> If schools had to hold interest the way television does, they would be
much
> better places. Right now we have a vicious cycle. Schools say to kids "We
> don't care what you think or feel this education is good for you"
> Television listens to what they want, and that includes antischool,
> antiauthority programming which may be caused by a society that refuses to
> respect their wishes.
> Imagine if schools had to get the Neilson ratings shows do?
> Evelyn Hardesty
> DVS Parent
>
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