The seven years I spent as a student at a democratic non-coercive Sudbury school radically changed my life. I started attending Blue Mountain School the first year it opened in 1998 and I graduated in 2005. Before I came to BMS I was unschooled but my parents recognized that I needed more peers and sought […]

By |September 17th, 2014|letters|Comments Off on Cory


Throughout my childhood I attended (in order) a Montessori school, a small private school, an alternative classroom in a large public school, a traditional classroom in a large public school, a charter school with an emphasis on self-direction, two Sudbury Valley-esque schools, and a class-based homeschooling center. Some of these were just awful experiences, while […]

By |September 11th, 2014|letters|0 Comments


How do we measure the success of an education? Professional educators often spend a great deal of time, energy, and thought developing the methods of education, from curriculums to class outlines, to test scores and performance evaluations. However, the ultimate goal of an education, of having an education, is to better prepare an individual to […]

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