Kids who volunteer to be here - especially those who championed it to their parents in the first place - experience all the benefits we describe elsewhere. Not so with the unwilling student. They tend to sulk and take little advantage of the opportunity. Often enough, they face Judicial Committee much more than most, because the rules of an institution they didn’t choose mean nothing to them. In the end, we usually have to remove them, if they don’t remove themselves.
Sending a child here against their will defeats the entire purpose of a non-compulsory democratic education. So, please, talk with your child before you send them here. Make sure it’s also what they want.
Sean Vivier, MLSS Staff