Writing by:

Daniel Greenberg, Mimsy Sadofsky

Blog post | Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Dan: Recently, a group of alumni on their own initiative decided to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sudbury Valley School, and invited all alumni from everywhere in the world to come and join them. Amazingly, almost 200 alumni came, of all ages… Read more ›
Blog post | Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Dan: One thing I can't understand is how people have confidence in the material that's being taught in classrooms, whether it's elementary school, middle school, high school or college. They're taught from textbooks or from prepared notes. And… Read more ›
Blog post | Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Mimsy: Yesterday I was talking to a professor of philosophy and his daughter, who's about 13 or 14, and she said, “The stuff that you learn for tests – you learn it, and then you just vomit it out, and you never know it again.” And he turned to her… Read more ›
Blog post | Tuesday, May 19, 2020
It’s amazing that anybody considers that what's called “a school” in the traditional meaning of the term has anything to do with preparing children for adulthood. To the contrary: it doesn't let them talk; doesn't let them move; it squelches… Read more ›
Essay post | Thursday, October 1, 2015
You “brought people up” and that’s kind of a funny thing. If an adult had asked me, I don’t know if I would have been able to explain “bringing people up.” What does that mean? [p.172] 1 The judicial committee was your tool for making people… Read more ›
Blog post | Monday, March 10, 2014
Take One If you happen to be sitting in the large front room called “the sewing room,” you might notice that every day at 11:00 a.m., eight people walk into the adjacent book-lined “seminar room.” What you are seeing is the gathering of the school’s… Read more ›