whew the guy with the white hair in the last bit before Fonzie nails it though: “If you wanted to invent a system that would literally drive you insane, that’s the kind of system you’d come up with”.
Yeah, in all these years, I never stopped thinking that. Started around the age of 8 when I started to see the cracks and by 12-14, I was writing letters to the editor about it, reading books about Summerhill, “Unschooling” and stuff, by 18, I started a children’s rights list on the early internet (1990-1995) which got pretty big… it started a few children’s rights groups of various kinds (they met on my list and formed focuses on the issues that mattered to them).
I did my little part of history. NYRA is one of the groups. Another is TCS, one for parenting style…. I can think of a few others.
Always wanted one with more of a school-fairness focus but the ones I’ve seen were overly optimistic and unrealistic. I keep hoping.