Re: DSM: Simple solution

Dawn F. Harkness (
Tue, 12 Dec 2000 10:42:30 -0500

Big ditto on that one, Mike! I'm not shy about controversy, but I have no
stomach for engaging posts which advocate dismantling the Sudbury model to
reflect some beliefs I do not value. Joe has so much more patience than I
do and I admire his tireless efforts!


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Sadofsky <>
Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2000 10:31 AM
Subject: Re: DSM: Simple solution

>JJ has presented a pretty thorough response that supports my
>rationale for NOT engaging in this thread.
>Joe Jackson wrote:
>> > Yes, it is belief. If I had done the scientific experiments myself or
>> > followed the studies for something like 25 years as Pearce has,
>> Pearce's beliefs are just beliefs, too, Robert.
>> > then I could
>> > say I have experience, not just belief.
>> They would still just be beliefs. They would be beliefs supported by
>> experience, but still just beliefs. When you get so tied to beliefs that
>> you go on a listserve and suggest extravagant adjustments to the Sudbury
>> Model and then rail about the unwillingness of schools to try them while
>> they're trying to explain to you why it would violate the model, that's
>> it's time to realize my and your and Pearce's beliefs are just beliefs.
>remainder snipped

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