Re: [Discuss-sudbury-model] What about TV and Computer Games?

From: Heidi Crane <>
Date: Sat Mar 1 13:39:00 2003

Thanks Scott

I was hoping someone would supply links to discussions. I'll be checking it
out. As I told Joe...actually, as I've said over and over again online and
in my home and to my friends...things are shifting. Like...paradigms? LOL

peace, Heidi

>From: Scott David Gray <>
>To: <>
>Subject: Re: [Discuss-sudbury-model] What about TV and Computer Games?
>Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2003 12:07:02 -0500 (EST)
>On Sat, 1 Mar 2003, Heidi Crane wrote:
> > Does Sudbury or others like it, have TV on campus? Computer games?
>The Sudbury Valley School has a TV (with cable, and a VCR),
>and computer games, T1 Internet access, a stereo, and walls
>of books. In short, as much access to media of any shape or
>form as any person might wish. Each of these media is
>frequently enjoyed in a social context by groups of people
>who debate and consider the media together (yes, even books
>and the Internet -- it's not at all unusal for students to
>go to look something up together). For many people,
>friendships formed around and involving one or another of
>these media is at the center of their day at the school.
>As to whether or not allowing videos, games, and books on
>campus is harmful or valuable or neutral, that has been
>debated at great length in this forum and other forums.
>Generally, the amount of social acceptance of each of these
>media given by people outside of Sudbury schools is directly
>proportional to the age of the media itself (with one
>notable exception -- for some reason people seem to treat
>books as a medium with more intrinsic value than
>Here are a few links to my own public musings about the
>question, which in turn will give you access to the entire
>threads in which the question was debated:
> > thanks in advance.
> >
> > Heidi
>--Scott David Gray
>reply to:
>Of all tyrannies a tyranny exercised for the good of its
>victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live
>under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.
>The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity
>may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for
>our own good will torment us without end for they do so with
>the approval of their own conscience.
>-- C.S. Lewis
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