[Discuss-sudbury-model] Fw: Paul Graham - Why Nerds Are Unpopular (The Sociology of Compulsory State Schools)

From: David Rovner <rovners_at_netvision.net.il>
Date: Thu Jan 1 13:51:01 2004

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From: "David & Jody Feavearyear" <jodyfeav_at_LIGHTLINK.COM>
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Sent: Thursday, January 01, 2004 6:48 PM
Subject: Re: Paul Graham - Why Nerds Are Unpopular (The Sociology of
Compulsory State Schools)

> Erin Riopel wrote:
>
> >
> > I really don't think there's any way to fix the problem of kids having
> > to be forced to go to school. Even if school wasn't a torturous place,
> > I don't see why children would *choose* to go there six hours a day,
> > five days a week. (Unless it was a choice between school or something
> > else worse.) There are a lot of things I find *fun* but don't choose to
> > regularly do six hours a day, five days a week. I just don't see how it
> > would be possible to make school so fun that almost all children would
> > choose to go there almost every day.
> >
>
> I wonder if the kids in democratic schools willingly choose to go there
> every day, or if they would choose to stay home many more days than the
> law allows if they could?
>
> - Jody
Received on Thu Jan 01 2004 - 13:50:36 EST

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