Category Archives: General

The First Casualty

Children are born with one overriding drive. They seek to grow up and to gain mastery over their own lives. Any child who grows up in a wider culture that values freedom is naturally jealous of what s/he feels to … Continue reading

Posted in General, Parents and School, Underlying Ideas | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Senate Confirmations, Donuts and the Price of Justice

Last week I found an example of “life imitating life”. Or more specifically life at SVS was imitating life in Washington. I am fascinated by the quirky details of democratic institutions. So, I got a little thrill when the 50-50 … Continue reading

Posted in General, Life at Sudbury Valley, Parents and School, Propagation of the Sudbury Model, Underlying Ideas, Vignettes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reading: The Great Escape

… all I can do is read a book to stay awake, And it rips my life away, But it’s a great escape … BLind MeLoN, “No Rain” (1992) Recently, I did something very unhealthy. It started innocently enough with … Continue reading

Posted in General, Life at Sudbury Valley, Underlying Ideas, Vignettes | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Reading: The Great Escape