Do schools have to be so expensive?

Schools are expensive.   It is not just the buildings.  The staffing, maintenance and resourcing all cost money and, if you do not have the financial clout of the state, you have to pass that cost along to the parents of the children you serve.  This means that a decent alternative school is always out of…

New Privacy Law: What it Means

There is a new law in Europe about digital privacy.  We have looked at it.  Here is some information for you so that you can decide what you want to do.  We do not keep files on our followers, either here or on Facebook.  We do not collect any personal information.  When you follow us,…

A Good Enough Reason

A good enough reason? If Summerhill matters, it is not because of what happens in one school in one hidden corner of England.  If it matters it is because it responds to our feeling that there is something wrong with the world.  It seems to offer a way out. Your definition of what is wrong…

Qualities of Teachers 6 – Personality

Qualities of Teachers : Personality of Teachers and Schools Clara was an experienced but frustrated state school Science teacher and very much wanted to find a better situation for herself. One Friday evening, over drinks, a friend told her about Summerhill. The philosophy interested her and she bought the book, Summerhill, and then visited the…