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October 14, 2008

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Deven Black

As if this were something new. In 1971, three years before the Ramones formed, Deschooling Society by Ivan Illich proposed an educational very much like the system you suggest here. So why hasn't it come about in the past almost 40 years? Pretty much for the same reason we no longer listen to punk very much; people think they like something different right up until the moment they feel threatened by it. I'm not talking about teachers or the education bureaucracy, I'm talking about the consumers, the parents of the kids who keep enrolling in traditional schools. Even most of the homeschoolers, who have tremendous freedom to do something different, model their instruction on the way it is done in the public schools.

People say they want change because it is easy to say, but when it comes to actually doing something to make it happen they run the other way.

Rob Jacobs

"People say they want change because it is easy to say, but when it comes to actually doing something to make it happen they run the other way."

Deven, you said a mouthful. That's it. People spend a lot of time talking about change, but very little time trying to make it happen.

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