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

From: Scott David Gray <>
Date: Mon Oct 10 13:44:01 2005

This is an intriguing challenge -- one that has been
discussed on this list before, and which there are
several reasoned responses that I won't repeat in full.

For those interested in exploring this topic further now,
I'd remind people that this is a topic that comes back
frequently in different forms on this list, each time with
new ideas and perspectives from the participants; I'd
suggest looking over some of the following directly or
closely related threads:

On Mon, 10 Oct 2005, cheryl huff wrote:

> One thing I haven't seen addressed amidst all the ideology in this forum is
> the inherent elitism of a private school with limited enrollment. I know
> there are participants who no doubt make sacrifices to have their children
> in these schools, but there are people who, regardless of how much they
> want more than the public school system for their children, cannot afford
> either geographically or financially to have their children in a SVS
> environment, or to create one. In my experience this is more of a deterent
> than being "philosophically ready for a place as brutally honest as a
> Sudbury school".
> cheryl huff

--Scott David Gray
reply to:
The fact that people are poor or discriminated against
doesn't necessarily endow them with any special qualities of
justice, nobility, charity or compassion.
-- Saul Alinsky
Received on Mon Oct 10 2005 - 13:42:46 EDT

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