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

From: Kelly Reynolds <>
Date: Thu May 29 13:50:00 2003

> "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!"

This is an issue I have been having trouble with. I love the whole concept
of Sudbury, but I do have a problem with the attendance requirement. Do all
the Sudbury model schools have an attendance requirement? Are they at all
flexible about this rule?

Kelly Reynolds
Received on Thu May 29 2003 - 13:49:10 EDT

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