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Daniel Greenberg

Essay post | Tuesday, May 31, 2022
The largest industrial complex in the country today is the combined educational, medical, pharmaceutical industry that, as we’ll see, works together to provide tools to assist a ruling academic elite. I want to discuss the invention of new diseases… Read more ›
Blog post | Tuesday, March 29, 2022
  As I write, I am looking outside at the beautiful campus in the morning sun. Children of all ages are all over – running, playing, calling each other, romping. Inside, voices can be heard from the adjacent rooms – and sometimes floating up from… Read more ›
Essay post | Thursday, December 2, 2021
Danny: I’m interested in finding out what’s going on now at Abundant Acres, David and Jen’s entrepreneurial enterprise. David: It’s a multi-layered thing. The outer, most obvious, layer is just creating an economically viable farm business that… Read more ›
Blog post | Monday, October 18, 2021
Mimsy took the following photograph at school recently: She gave the photo the title "Men at Work". At first sight, the title seems whimsical, though the photo itself is a perfect gem. I couldn’t stop thinking: is there more than whimsy to… Read more ›
Blog post | Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Is the grand edifice of education built on a foundation of quicksand? Here is a list of the false beliefs at the core of prevailing educational practices: 1. “If you teach, they will learn”     If schools want a particular person to… Read more ›
Essay post | Monday, June 21, 2021
Somewhat to my surprise, I have recently gained a new insight into a key element of what goes on here, in an area that I thought had been thoroughly analyzed from ever-so-many angles from the very first days of the school’s founding. It came… Read more ›
Blog post | Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Somewhat to my surprise, I have recently gained a new insight into a key element of what goes on here, in an area that I thought had been thoroughly analyzed from ever-so-many angles from the very first days of the school’s founding. It came… Read more ›
Essay post | Thursday, April 1, 2021
One of the objections most frequently raised against Sudbury Valley School as an appropriate educational environment for children growing up in contemporary America is that the school, in focusing on self-knowledge, promotes the development of… Read more ›
Blog post | Tuesday, March 16, 2021
What is the justification for trying to guide children and tell them what they need to be successful adults? Does anyone have a right to interfere with their process of finding out who they are and what their purpose in life is?
Blog post | Tuesday, February 23, 2021
I. The question I pose in the title may seem outrageous: of course someone cares! Everyone cares, don’t they? When media outlets feature a story that is explicitly about some instance of child abuse, outrage is expressed on all sides. And certainly… Read more ›
Essay post | Tuesday, February 9, 2021
You could be forgiven for thinking that this is a silly question. After all, it’s fun to play, and what more of a reason does one need? But why is it fun? Why has Nature provided our species with an activity such as this that is fun, so that we’ll… Read more ›
Blog post | Wednesday, January 6, 2021
School's a place for kids to learn. Everybody agrees to that. That's why they exist. Well, but kids learn all the time; it's part of human nature to learn. People have known that forever. The opening sentence of one of the most famous books ever… Read more ›
Essay post | Thursday, December 10, 2020
As I write, I am looking outside at the beautiful campus in the morning sun. Children of all ages are all over – running, playing, calling each other, romping. Inside, voices can be heard from the adjacent rooms – and sometimes floating up from the… Read more ›
Essay post | Wednesday, October 7, 2020
As Hanna tells the story, one day she and Mikel were chatting and casually looking out the window, when they spotted two of our youngest students walking down the road towards school, deep in an animated conversation. The scene prompted Mikel to… Read more ›
Essay post | Thursday, June 4, 2020
The vast enterprise that has been created for the purpose of educating all of the nation’s youth is founded on a number of hypotheses. Together, they give the appearance of a powerful set of assumptions that cannot be reasonably challenged. They… Read more ›

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