Re: What is a Sudbury School?

Bill Mesrobian (billme@ma.ultranet.com)
Sat, 17 Jan 1998 22:31:13 -0500 (EST)

Joe,

Thank you for your response. I appreciate having an information
resource in this.

Regards,

Bill


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>I recommend you visit the web site of the original Sudbury
>Valley School at http://www.sudval.org . It contains some
>information about the model, and from there I recommend
>going to their press list and ordering "Free At Last" or "The
>Sudbury Valley School Experience".
>
>Joe Jackson
>shoeless@erols.com
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>> From: Bill Mesrobian <billme@ma.ultranet.com>
>> To: discuss-sudbury-model@world.std.com;
>discuss-sudbury-model@world.std.com
>> Subject: What is a Sudbury School?
>> Date: Saturday, January 17, 1998 12:56 AM
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>> I am new to this list. In the past few months, I've come to realize
>> that I have a bright child (age 5). I had been led to believe that
>> the public school system "knows best". I was wrong.
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>> Three events changed my mind:
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>> 1. My son was eager to start school. After 2 months, he dreaded it.
>> He was bored.
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>> 2. I knew my son was bright, but I didn't appreciate how bright, nor
>> did I appreciate how far scholastic standards had fallen. I asked
>> the school to test my son and only an incomplete test was run.
>> The reason given was that he lacked any disability. This made me
>> wonder by what standards a decent education might be measured.
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>> 3. I independently had him take the California Achievement Test at the
>> 2nd grade level. My son was in the 99th percentile.
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>> I have little faith that the public school system will be adequate
>> to my son's needs. I'm now looking at private schools as well as any
>> other programs that might help maintain his intellectual curiosity.
>>
>> Can someone help me understand what a Sudbury School is? I'm
>> gathering information as best I can and haven't found an affordable
>> private school that offers a good environment.
>>
>> I'd appreciate hearing from any of you on this topic.
>>
>> Thank you,
>>
>> Bill
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