Swearing is a big deal at school. Mum and Dad might not swear at home. They might restrain themselves in front of the children and only swear when they are out. But it is hard to imagine someone not swearing at all. I don’t even think it would be an achievement. I live in Spain…
Have you ever been in the situation where someone has tried to tell you that your project will never get off the ground because science, technology, research and policy are all against it? Have you ever been told what is inevitable? You may be a witness to the Borg Complex, a peculiarly modern pathology.
Are you secretly religious? Think about what it might mean not to have Free Will. In this post I suggest that in the world of tomorrow the only schools that will be left when all the moralistic claptrap is thrown out will be democratic schools.
Democratic meetings are an essential part of of democratic societies… But it seems like people do not know how to run them, behave in them and make decisions in them. This should change.
Sex education at Queens College was perhaps more useless than the norm, but it gave me a good nose for the smell of moral hogwash. There is a lot of that swilling around in sex education generally.
The Lord of the Flies desscribes how little boys turn into little savages without the guiding hand of adult authority. It is the opposite of Neill. What about girls?
Starting out can can be difficult. To avoid going around in circles, here are some suggestions for practical steps you can take to get you out of the wilderness. Once you start moving you will find the territory changes and you will able to see your direction more clearly.
Democratic schools are not famous for their sports and this is a great achievement in the advancement of civilization… in my opinion.
Perfectionism or muddling through? When is a compass-bearing enough? Don’t let a dodgy washer derail your project.
What is Natural? Fatso is the cat in my village. Right now he is at the window miaowing to get in. He is a useless Tomcat who gets beaten up by the more aggressive Toms in the village but has a winning whine that gets him attention from human carers. When I look at Fatso I…