Re: DSM: The Gifted (Was: Re: Sudbury Charter Schools)

From: Andre Sanchez (andrergs@ig.com.br)
Date: Fri Mar 01 2002 - 12:33:39 EST


I am sorry Ardeshir, but the problem with what??

André Sanchez
----- Original Message -----
From: Ardeshir Mehta, N.D. <ardeshir@sympatico.ca>
To: <discuss-sudbury-model@sudval.org>
Sent: Friday, March 01, 2002 8:58 AM
Subject: Re: DSM: The Gifted (Was: Re: Sudbury Charter Schools)

> Hi David, and friends,
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> David Rovner wrote:
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> > To me, the challenge is to give everyone -- not equality but -- equal
> > opportunity: the "gifted", the "average", the "learning disabled". . .
> >
> > " . . . Each of us, WITHOUT EXCEPTION, has our own unique contribution
> > to make to the development of human culture . . ."
> >
> > " . . . Every person I have ever met has some special interest,
something he or
> > she is really good at. It is that special spark in each human being that
makes
> > them interesting, and ,makes us want to seek out their wisdom and
counsel . .
> > ."
> >
> > " . . . Let's make it our goal to produce a nation of eccentric
entrepeneurs of
> > the mind and spirit, measurable not by some standard tests of uniform
> > knowledge, but by the degree to which each of us is able to make some
small
> > original contribution to the advancement of human culture"
> >
> > [quotations from: "We Need Less Homogenization, and Much More Variation
> > in our Schools", Education in America -- A View From Sudbury Valley,
Daniel
> > Greenberg]...
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> The problem with this is, how are the gifted -- or for that matter,
> anyone who devotes himself/herself to the pursuit of anything but
> money -- to *make a living*? As Einstein rightly said, "Science is a
> wonderful thing, but one should not expect to make money from it."
> And the same goes for art, logic, mathematics ... the list is endless.
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> A scientist, mathematician or artist may be lucky, sometimes, like
> Einstein, who got a paid job doing something of no practical value.
> But leaving it to luck is hardly a solution. Consider Vincent Van
> Gogh, who was not so lucky.
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> Best,
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> Ardeshir <http://homepage.mac.com/ardeshir/AllMyFiles.html>.
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