Re: [Discuss-sudbury-model] Sudbury Valley graduates who fail

From: Sam Patton <>
Date: Tue Mar 30 23:38:00 2004

I really don't have a good definition of "fail" either. Thus the quotes :)

I've been fascinated by the school and it's model ever since I first heard
about it in "My Ishmael". I think I would have loved it and I think most
people would as well. I'm in an occasionally heated debate with my
girlfriend about it in regards to our future children, and I am hoping that
this list will give me the information that I need to convince her. And I
want to make sure I'm making the right decision as well.

I'll definitely be getting the study you mentioned. I'm very glad that it
covers all of the graduates, and not just a sample.


>From: Amanda Phillips <>
>Subject: Re: [Discuss-sudbury-model] Sudbury Valley graduates who fail
>Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 20:24:36 -0500
>Hi Sam,
>There's an interesting study called Legacy of Trust, available
>from the website. It's a detailed study of all the
>graduates. You might enjoy the reading.
>I'm not sure what you mean by "fail" so I can't answer that
>one. Each individual has his own measures of success and
>failure. I can't say that someone "failed" just because they
>didn't live up to my (very high) standards for success.
>---- Original message ----
> >Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 17:13:22 -0800
> >From: "Sam Patton" <>
> >Subject: [Discuss-sudbury-model] Sudbury Valley graduates who
> >To:
> >
> >Is there any information about people who went through a
>Sudbury Valley type
> >school and turned out badly? Pick any definition of badly
>you'd like :)
> >
> >Sudbury Valley sounds too good to be true. I don't have any
>kids, but I'm
> >already arguing with my girlfriend about whether this would
>be a good way to
> >educate our "potential future" children. One of the things
>I'd like to know
> >is how the students turn out in later life. Do they miss out
>on anything
> >that they really needed that a more traditional school would
>have provided?
> >
> >sam
> >
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