Social media reveals a lamentable lack of intelligence in our political discussions. Here I argue that politics is not all about image, that leaders should not be given the visibility of pop stars and that people are intelligent enough to have their own opinions.
Geoff is an authoritarian. He believes there are bad people in the world and the police are there to protect us from them. He believes the royal family is an essential bulwark of authority and stability in the world. He believes nationalism is an atavistic tribal urge that will never be replaced by internationalism.
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Leonard’s experiences starting school in Canadia in the fifties
Summerhill Democratics is not a faceless organization. We want to know who you are talking to and what we are about. In the first of a series of posts, we introduce ourselves to you. If you want to know more, write!
A look at the way that changes can be made to happen in the fossilised world of education. What can we do to move things forward?
What is the Big Question in education. In this post I look at the way our lives are changing and will continue to change. If we think education can follow the same tired old model we are fooling ourselves.
This week we have been busy. The blog post on Examinations struck a chord with many people. I’d love to hear what you think! Jason went to La Cantonera in Gran Canaria. It seemed like a great deal to be on the Canary Islands in March but the weather turned out to be wet, windy…
“Boring!” What do you do when the kids are bored? Do you change your tack and do something more interesting, something more relevant? Do you pep things up and make it all a bit more exciting? In this post I want to talk about the Summerhill approach to boredom, because it frequently surprises and challenges…
“You old curmudgeon!” Zoe said. I had proposed unsuccessfully that the party should finish at midnight so that I could get some sleep. My room was in the house and that is where the boom-chacka of the party was loudest. “Hey,” I said, “What kind of democracy would it be if I couldn’t say what…