Re: DSM: Is Sudbury too democratic?

From: Ardeshir Mehta, N.D. (
Date: Fri Feb 01 2002 - 17:10:15 EST

Hi Peter:

You wrote:

> ...
> My question is: while I love the Sudbury model, does it really model any
> social framework that children will live within as adults?
> One may argue that democracy allows for the choice of authority. That is
> true, but once we choose it, we agree to live within its boundaries. The
> same can be said for choosing an educational model or a place of
> employment. Ultimately as adults, we decide which authorities we will
> agree to obey but they are authorities nevertheless. So, is Sudbury
> realistic if it does not model this fundamental aspect of our society?
> Whatever ship you choose to sail in there will be a captain but in the
> Sudbury model there are no captains.

I lived for six years (in the sixties and seventies) on Israeli
kibbutzim, and wrote about my experiences there, which
account you can find at my Home Page (URL given below).
You may get some answers to your question there.


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