Writing by:

Alan White

Article | Tuesday, November 7, 2017
 We grow up making assumptions, which are derived from our culture. We build on these assumptions to form our view on how the world works. Many are self-correcting because of new information. But some of these assumptions are so obviously true… Read more ›
Blog post | Monday, September 1, 2014
My purpose in writing is to help parents who are thinking about Sudbury Valley School. Those parents who are attracted to this model for their children need to provide them with the support that will make their SVS experience most effective. They do… Read more ›
Essay post | Tuesday, July 1, 2014
This is what we are like. …There are only two questions that human beings have ever fought over, all through history. How much do you love me? And Who’s in charge? …These two questions of love and control undo us all, trip us up, and cause war,… Read more ›
Essay post | Tuesday, February 1, 2011
We grow up making assumptions, which are derived from our culture. We build on these assumptions to form our view on how the world works. Many are self-correcting because of new information. But some of these assumptions are so obviously true, so… Read more ›
Essay post | Monday, November 1, 2010
The uniqueness of Sudbury schools is the value we place on choice rather than control. That is the new paradigm! Most adults associated with the Sudbury schools grew up in homes and schools where the adults who cared for and educated us decided what… Read more ›
Essay post | Sunday, November 1, 2009
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever does. ~Margaret Mead I For me, the promise was this: that the ideal expressed in our Declaration of Independence—“all men are created… Read more ›
Essay post | Saturday, August 1, 2009
An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted. ~Arthur Miller I Undergirding any educational program is a set of assumptions that are often believed to be so self-evident that they do not need to be stated. But are they so self-… Read more ›