Re: [Discuss-sudbury-model] Underground History of American Education

From: Heidi Crane <>
Date: Tue Jul 8 10:18:00 2003

Hi Carol

I think it was Sheila who is an hour from Sudbury. We live in Idaho...and
the nearest sudbury model school is in Arizona! Quite a commute, for us ;)
When I read on the websites of these various schools based on Sudbury, I
covet! It would be worth whatever sacrifices to have my kids there. I'd love
to be there, myself.

As it is, I am letting my kids choose their own pursuits almost 100% and
only wish I could provide more pursuits for them to choose from. Getting


>From: "Carol Hughes" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: Re: [Discuss-sudbury-model] Underground History of American
>Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2003 07:22:53 -0400
>For me all it took was a visit to the school in question and I fell in love
>on the spot. The community that is there is priceless and has enriched this
>family and our three children beyond measure for fifteen years. So my
>advice is to take a good look.
>1. An hours drive would not be an issue if you loved where you were going.
>There are usually a number of people with whom you can share the commute.
>2. When we were unschooling, I found increasingly fewer families that were
>truly doing that. Many families were keeping their children at home in
>to educate them in a smaller mindset.
>3. SVS has been worth every penny it cost. An incredible investment in
>children that has paid off.
>4. Sure, some of the choices will change for a focus. Going to school
>does not mean you're never home.
>5. I felt a need growing in my children for a wider community. Despite
>having unschooled my boys til they were 8 and 10, I never had even one
>moments regret after enrolling them in SVS because of the joy and
>coming from them. I have so many images in my mind of their unbounded joy
>as they jumped out of the car to go into the school and then the bubbly,
>creative kids I got back at the end of the day.
>If it doesn't thrill you to do it after a visiting week, don't do it. The
>emotional support of a parent in the Sudbury experience cannot be
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