Re: [Discuss-sudbury-model] New to Sudbury-Cottage Grove, OR

From: Martin Wilke <>
Date: Thu May 29 13:21:00 2003

> So far, I agree with most of what I have read from the site.
> And so far, it seems to be harmonious with
> Sudbury philosophy. I can't say for sure, since I
> am fairly new to both, but they 'seem' harmonious to me.

On they offer speakers on several
topics, including this one:

"Non-Coercive Schools?

Why John Holt was right that schools are not and cannot be non-coercive,
unless each child has a genuine choice about whether or not to attend.
Why 'free schools' like Summerhill and the Sudbury Valley School are not
non-coercive. If you hope that it might be possible to set up a
non-coercive school, you cannot afford to miss this. You may, after
hearing what Sarah Fitz-Claridge has to say, choose to go ahead anyway,
but at least you will be under no illusions about what you are doing!"

Martin Wilke
Received on Thu May 29 2003 - 13:20:09 EDT

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