|"I use the phrase
'sibling society' to suggest a culture fundamentally without fathers, mothers, grandfathers, grandmothers, or ancestors...
The deepening rage of the unparented is becoming a mark of the sibling society... What the young need--stability,
presence, attention, advice, good psychic food, unpolluted stories--is exactly what the sibling society won't give them."
| Children will learn what they will learn they want and how
they want, our best efforts notwithstanding.
- Daniel Greenberg, FREE AT LAST: The Sudbury Valley School
|Thomas Paine's COMMON SENSE "sold 600,000 copies to a
population of 2,500,000, twenty percent of which was slave and another fifty percent indentured."
- John Taylor Gatto, "The 7-Lesson Schoolteacher", 1992.
(note - In terms of 1996 with a population of 262 million Americans, an equivalent would be
a book selling 65.5 million copies.
|"What's important to us is what the students want to take, not
what the teachers want to give. That's hard for alot of professional teachers to grasp."
- Daniel Greenberg, FREE AT LAST:
The Sudbury Valley School, 1987
|He that conquereth himself is greater than he that taketh a city.
|"Divorce, however, is not usually the act of a couple, but of
an individual. Eighty percent of divorces in this country are unilateral, rather than truly mutual, decisions. Rather,
the divorce revolution can be more accurately described as a shift of power, favoring the interests of one party over others:
the interests of the spouse who wishes to leave over those of the spouse who is being abandoned and over those of the children
whose consent is not sought."
- Maggie Gallagher, THE ABOLITION OF MARRIAGE, 1996.
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