Re: DSM: Looking for Democratic School in Los Angeles

Susan Jarquin (
Tue, 07 Nov 2000 11:45:41 -0800

Greetings Stuart,
    Thankyou so much for your reply. I would very much like to visit a school.
Would my kids be able to visit also?
Susan wrote:

> Hi Susan,
> This is Stuart Williams-Ley, a staff member at Cedarwood Sudbury School in
> Santa Clara, CA, responding to your questions:
> >>I am looking for like-minded people in the Los Angeles area. What about
> San Diego or Riverside?>>
> >From time to time people from San Diego contact us. We ask them if they would
> like to be added to the list we keep of San Diego names and e-mail addresses.
> If so, we send them the other names and e-mail addresses. Our intention is to
> help these people get a founders group started. We haven't done this for the
> LA area yet, because we get fewer inquiries from there.
> >> If I were to consider opening my own school, would I have to have teaching
> credentials? Or would I need to hire someone? Or would it be better to have
> teachers that just respect children?>>
> California law does not require staff at private schools to have credentials.
> Staff members at Sudbury schools are elected by students and staff; a
> candidate who did not respect children would probably not get elected.
> By the way, it would be a good idea for you to visit one of the Northern
> California schools--Sacramento Valley, Diablo Valley, or us.
> Good luck,
> Stuart

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