Stephanie Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thu, 14 Dec 2000 08:34:17 -0800 (PST)
--- Sugmapl@aol.com wrote:
> Dear Dawn,
> Thank you for your wonderful post. It is thorough
> and descriptive and
> passionate. And your analysis is brilliant and you
> are of course competely
> right. And if way down deep in the bottom guts of
> Sudbury Valley there were a
> child screaming to be right, it would be useful.
> But, as it happens, way
> down deep in the bottom guts of Sudbury Valley,
> there is a child screaming to
> be free. Please stay with just this one notion.
> Watch and see. That child
> will use the deep and profound regard that is
> offered by Sudbury Valley, not
> to become right, but to become free. I do not know
> all the things that
> freedom is, but I know that it is a much much
> bigger thing than being right.
> Let us all, founders parents and staff, be condemned
> to be right, till we can
> smell it for ourselves. Freedom.
> Bill Richardson
Here Here! I've heard you and Kathleen bring this up
before, but haven't understood it until now. I have
had hundreds of teachers who live to be "right." It's
taken a lot from from me. But as I read the posts on
this site, I find little difference between them and
the teachers I'm with now. Many crave to be "right",
"smart", "educated". Save your time people. We kids
don't want right or smart or educated. We want
"free". We want respect. It would be even better if
you could practice that amongst yourselves on this
site(First time I've chewed adults out. It feels
gooooood!) Thank you for keeping your eye on the ball
for all of us Bill.
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