RE: [Discuss-sudbury-model] opinions needed

From: Joe Jackson <>
Date: Thu Aug 21 11:36:00 2003


Where are you located?

-Joe Jackson

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of
> Christy Taylor
> Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2003 9:04 PM
> To:
> Subject: [Discuss-sudbury-model] opinions needed
> I have been a silent member for quite awhile now and truly
> appreciate the insights, perspectives and conversations that
> are shared. Not coincidentally they tend to bring me messages
> of reinforcement at moments when I waver between what I
> instinctively know to be true and the outside pressures to
> conform. At present I would like feedback from anyone who
> wishes to comment in regards to my current dilemma. I have
> recently moved to a new community which makes maintaining my
> daughter's un-homeschooling arrangement with another family
> impossible to continue. At best they could get together once
> every week or two. If I keep her at home with me then she
> will be fairly isolated and as I work at home, even more so
> because she will have to spend at least four hours of every
> day without any interaction with me so that I can do my work.
> The only other possible option (I just WON'T send her to
> public school!) is for her to attend a new private school
> where she will have some freedom. For instance, there are
> lessons of math and literature in the mornings for 1 1/2
> hours but my daughter can choose not to participate if she
> wants. She does however have to then play quietly by herself
> so as not to disturb the other students. Then in the
> afternoons, each day they will have a particular "theme" such
> as, CANADA, whereby each student must participate on some
> level. The students can choose what they would like to learn
> about Canada....such as, drama in Canada or music in Canada
> etc. but they still have to choose something. There will be
> no tests or marking of work but the work will still be looked
> at and 'guided' by the instructors. After this class, which
> lasts for approximately 2 hours, they have to take a quiet
> time for 30 minutes and then the school day is done. I am so
> exhausted by all this and would appreciate any comments.
> Thanks, Christy Taylor
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