[Discuss-sudbury-model] Better than thou? Well, yes

From: Woty <wotyfree_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun Oct 9 21:58:00 2005

Ann Ide <ann.ide_at_rcn.com> wrote:
> I also want to thank Tay. I'd like to add that I get concerned when
> I hear
> any Sudbury person speak with a "better than thou" tone. It starts
> to sound
> rather righteous and arrogant to me. With such an attitude, how can we
> maintain open minds for contiunual self reflection, learning and
> growth ?
> Mind you, I am not saying that everyone does this. However, I hear
> it often
> enough. It really bothers me when I start hearing Sudbury kids
> speak that
> way, even my own :-( . Nothing is all good, or all bad

The Sudbury model *is* clearly better than the mainstream education
model and most alternative models. There is no dishonor in pointing
this out confidently.

People who are doing something better than the norm ought to have the
confidence and the courage to say so.

Received on Sun Oct 09 2005 - 21:57:30 EDT

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