NADEC this WeekPosted: June 21, 2010
I will be leaving town early tomorrow morning to join my fellow free schoolers from across the country in Albany, NY. This will be our second gathering. It may be a welcome relief from the NYC heat as the weather forecasts show Albany to be about 10º cooler.
Also, before I go, I wanted to recommend listening to Jerry Mintz’s interview from WFAN [http://aeroeducation.org/2010/06/19/jerry-mintz-appears-on-wfan-in-new-york-audio/] It is a good outline as to some of the facts about democratic education versus standard public schooling. A friend told me yesterday that all his daughter does in school now is drill for the test. She has been piled up with homework even though there is only one week left to the public schools. I no longer engage in arguments as to which system is better. But the national public school system needs to get its’ mind wrapped around the idea of drastic reform in order to salvage the intelligence of our future society.