Re: [Discuss-sudbury-model] compulsory element of sudbury model

From: Tay Arrow Sherman <>
Date: Wed Oct 12 16:33:00 2005

The schools are all different. Everyone at the school decides what's
going to be a law there.

I bet if someone wanted to be part time, and they visited for a week
and then petitioned the school to allow it (assuming they didn't allow
it previously) there would be room for dialogue about it and it's
possible the school meeting would say, okay, sure!

On 12 Oct, 2005, at 16.09, David Rovner wrote:

> So attending Sudbury School _is not so_ compulsory as we tought in
> this list.
> ~ David
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Eli Roth
>> To:
>> Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2005 6:04 PM
>> Subject: RE: [Discuss-sudbury-model] compulsory element of sudbury
>> model
>> My daughter is a part-time attendee at a Sudbury school.  To my
>> knowledge, her part-time attendance has created no problems for the
>> school or other students.  She attends three days each week on a set
>> schedule that includes the day of  the weekly mandatory school
>> meeting.  She is currently serving on the Judicial Committee and
>> today, one of her days away from the school, we are missing an
>> excursion meeting.  I’m sure we will get the information from that
>> meeting tomorrow and she has already given her input for the
>> meeting.  Perhaps she is missing out on some of the decision-making
>> process, but we consider that a small price to pay for the
>> opportunity to spend time together during the week.  I do not
>> consider her part-time attendance as an attempt to avoid the “scut”
>> or taking more from the community than she gives to the community. 
>> It simply works best in our family’s schedule.
>> Eli


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