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Free Books, Free Students

Author: 
Silvia Beier
Especially at the beginning of the school year, a new student, or somebody who has just not gotten around to it before, might ask about what’s the deal with the books at school. They might want to know if you … Continue reading

On the passing of Alan White, January 2, 2017

Author: 
Mimsy Sadofsky
It is hard not to think that the passing of Alan White this winter marks the passing of an era. Alan has been the voice of calm, the voice of reason, the voice of gentleness, and the voice of steel … Continue reading

Alan White, 1926-2017

Author: 
Hanna Greenberg
Every death is a loss to those who have to continue their lives without the one that passed. Nothing new or remarkable here except for me and Danny and SVS. That is because throughout the past fifty years Alan was … Continue reading

No Morning Bell Rings at the Sudbury Valley School

Author: 
Foss Tighe
Recently I was struggling with ideas on how to get the kids to help out more around the house. I found myself pondering what leverage I had over the kids. We have chosen not to make their allowance dependent on … Continue reading

Culture, Identity, Adulthood

Author: 
Kelly McCarthy
Written by SVS Alum Michael Greenberg! Reprinted from the Liberty Valley School (LVS) Journal For some time now I have been thinking about a bunch of questions that turn out to be related to each other. Here are some of … Continue reading

A New Rite of Passage at SVS

Author: 
Hanna Greenberg
As is well known, our rules require students to attend school at least five hours a day throughout the school year. In order to see to it that this rule is being observed, we have to keep an accurate log … Continue reading

A Moment to Cherish

Author: 
Hanna Greenberg
It isn’t often that young children talk about their struggles with ethical or psychological issues, but there is no doubt that as they grow and live in a community they grapple with such issues. Since they usually don’t have abstract … Continue reading

Floundering in Contradictions

Author: 
Daniel Greenberg
I have been extremely puzzled for some time that our society seems to be eagerly pursuing mutually inconsistent goals, almost as if we are unaware that in so doing, we are trying to go in opposite directions at the same … Continue reading

Death Knell for “Not on a School Night”

Author: 
Foss Tighe
There are so many ways that SVS challenges the way we think about school and education. Some are deep and profound others are just strange. Recently my daughter asked if she could sleep over at a friend’s house. It was … Continue reading

Wanted: A Few Good Females

Author: 
Kelly McCarthy
Posted by permission of Philly Free School. First published on their blog, May 22, 2015. www.phillyfreeschool.org/blog By Michelle Loucas, PFS Staff “We must raise both the ceiling and the floor.” -Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead … Continue reading

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