RE: [Discuss-sudbury-model] Isn't "certification" a form of "evaluation" ?

From: Scott David Gray <>
Date: Sun Oct 30 09:50:00 2005


Protecting the public good in any school is related directly
to protecting personal safety.

On Sun, 30 Oct 2005, Alan Klein wrote:

> Scott,
> I notice that in your examples, quoted below, you specify "for the equipment
> and others" as the targets for safety. You don't mention the people
> themselves. Is that an oversight or is it part of a philosophy that says we
> do not protect people from themselves?
> In practical terms, for example, when one is certified to use the wood shop
> equipment, is one examined only on whether one can handle the equipment in
> such a way as not to harm the equipment and other people or is one examined
> on one's ability not to injure oneself with the tools?
> ~Alan Klein

--Scott David Gray
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