Re: DSM: Discourse on Voluntary Servitude

From: Mimsy Sadofsky (mimsys@mediaone.net)
Date: Tue Jan 22 2002 - 18:00:19 EST


It strikes me that allowing children to be themselves with as little
restriction as possible is what we hope all of our sudbury schools do
and have in common. I think that is what it is about for SVS.
Mimsy

On Mon, 21 Jan 2002 00:24:43 EST, you wrote:

>It seems to me that this issue is one of authoritarianism--one having
>absolute control over another. This is a big issue in many facets of society,
>and when children lose their freedom, as the animals do, they revolt, then
>become submissive, but at any time may strike out, as many circus trainers
>and teachers can attest.
>The only alternative is to respect the right to freedom, and allow children
>and animals to be themselves, with as little restriction as possible. So well
>done, anyone doing this in Sudbury model schools!
>Victoria Serda
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