Ben Robins (email@example.com)
Sun, 25 Mar 2001 04:38:03
>Indeed, my understanding of the TCS spokespeople is that they believe
>only in home schooling for their children. Further, a sudbury model
>school with rules and an expectation that rules are to be complied
>with is anathema.
TCS involves non-coercive parenting. If the kid chooses a sudbury model
school (or a nazi school or whatever) the parent doesn't stop the kid
(however if the kid chose a "let's go jump off a cliff" school, it's an
immediate safety issue and the parent'd stop the kid).
If the parent has strong concerns about the kid's choice, they will likely
voice those concerns, and since the TCS parent and kid have a wonderful
loving non-coercive relationship (so I'm told) the kid will likely listen
and take the parent's concerns into account.
Conflict in day-to-day living is also sorted out non-coercively, since the
parent and kid have such love for each other (so I'm told) that they work
together to find solutions that neither consider to be a compromise.
TCS living has not extended beyond the family (so I'm told) because this
love thing is needed.
Mike, you've probably communicated with more TCS people than me, but the one
very active TCS spokesperson that I've talked to thinks (I'm pretty sure)
that the rule of law is a grand idea for relationships not based on love.
So if TCS people were going to form a day-to-day community (that wasn't a
big lovefest) my guess is that it'd be similar to a Sudbury school.
Sudbury schools have rules because the folks involved decide that it's the
best way for people to be able to do their own thing, a goal that TCS people
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