RE: [Discuss-sudbury-model] Rightwing SVS's?

From: Alan Klein <>
Date: Sun Apr 4 11:14:00 2004

When I was first looking to get into alternative education, in the late
1960's and early 1970's, school choice and vouchers were "liberal"
issues. Somehow, and I don't know how he did it, Reagan turned them into
conservative issues.

Many liberals these days have an incredible knee-jerk negative reaction
to the notions. Conservatives are more accepting, perhaps also in
knee-jerk fashion, since most of them recoil as soon as they come to
grips with the real implications of not taking away kids' right to
choose their own learning path.

~Alan Klein

-----Original Message-----
 The issue goes beyond political bounds. John Gatto, who wrote Dumbing
Down, cannot be called a liberal, and conservatives like what he writes.
When you
get out toward the conservative fringe of libertarianism, that overlaps
radical anarchistic fringe. When I was on Hannity and Colmbs I won over
conservative, Hannity, much to everyone's shock, and he actually
defended me
against the liberal, Colmbs. When I had my own radio show on the mostly
conservative TalkAmerica Network people pretty much agreed with what i
had to say about
education, although I remember the shock of one caller when he found out
I went
to Goddard College!

I think the issue of school change or replacement goes beyond politics.
Received on Sun Apr 04 2004 - 11:13:45 EDT

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