Re: [Discuss-sudbury-model] testing and Sudbury Valley

From: Lori Mortimer <>
Date: Fri Feb 11 09:16:00 2005

I don't have any suggestions for you, but I thought I'd just comment that
the fact that some states are regulating private schools to the point where
they're mandating testing seems not only contrary to the point of having
private schools in the first place, but also scary in a Big Brother kind of

Out of curiosity, does NC have similar rules for homeschooled kids? If not,
then maybe your students would have to declare themselves homeschoolers, in
spite of the fact that they were attending your school, just to avoid the
legal requirements of testing?

I guess I did have a suggestion after all!

Good luck,


At 08:40 AM 2/11/2005, Caren Knox-Hundley wrote:
> The students have to pass with a minimum grade or they are automatically
> held back. I was hoping there were exceptions to this rule, but there
> are not. Even private religious schools have to comply with this.

Lori Mortimer -- Writing & Instructional Design

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