Re: [Discuss-sudbury-model] Re: Orgnizing Sudbury

From: Ardeshir Mehta <ardeshir_at_sympatico.ca>
Date: Sat Apr 17 06:08:20 2004

On Friday, April 16, 2004, at 04:23 PM, Scott David Gray wrote:

> Yes, the whole situation was very sad.
>
> The bulk of people at Red Cedar wanted to stay a Sudbury School. But
> no Sudbury School -- no school -- can exist for very long without a
> reasonable number of students.
>
> Red Cedar wrestled with the problem for a long time. They decided they
> could attract a larger parent base if they became a standard
> 'progressive' school.
>
> The school as a whole wasn't happy with the decision, but most people
> involved realized that the only alternative was simply to close the
> school, and then go off as individuals looking for the least bad
> alternative around for their own kids.
>
> Some people (staff and students) left the school when it changed, of
> course. But my understanding is that once the school decided to use
> coercion, they were able to attract more parents in the area.

It might have been better to close it. The REAL alternative was not
"the least bad alternative around for their own kids", but genuine
unschooling.

Cheers.

Ardeshir <http://homepage.mac.com/ardeshir/AllMyFiles.html>
Received on Sat Apr 17 2004 - 00:02:46 EDT

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