Wednesday, October 02, 2013

what college could be like...

If you were to take Clear Spring School and raise it to the college level, this is what it would look like:

Yesterday in the wood shop, Scott began assembling his drum. while other high school students worked on their cahones.

Among the younger children, I see steady development in the complexity of their art. Using our new shooting boards, my upper elementary school students made sloyd trivets and then used them as a foundation for exploration of color.

Yesterday was a day scheduled for attorneys in the SWEPCO case to submit briefs, and I should promise myself never to read a legal brief from AEP/SWEPCO just before bed. Reading their lies and misrepresentations left me too unsettled for a good night's sleep. They are truly disgusting. They have gotten away with their behavior for years as few have been able to generate the resources necessary to stand in their way.

I will be glad when the case is finally resolved in our favor. I would have thought AEP would be embarrassed by their own corporate behavior, but realize that only people can be embarrassed. Corporations cannot. And those who have not laid hands through the making of real things may never fully understand the full depth of human values.

Make, fix and create...


  1. Anonymous8:11 AM

    You run an incredible program Doug. Thanks for posting the Warren Wilson college clip--I wish I went there! in four+ years we'll start looking for my son though!
    Love reading your blog btw. I have several of your books and want to start a box building marathon, through your books, when I can find the time. Very inspirational

  2. thanks for this link Doug. I am teaching a course for the very first time that I developed over the past few years called "Work, Science and the Community." The triad reminds me of what it is I am trying to do with my students. It will be a great resource for me as I try and further my own ideas of how I can better help my students.