Category Archives: Alternate Education

Diary of a Mad Trustee Open Board Meeting November 16th 2011

 Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice                                        Resist the Beginning…Consider the End   This meeting was the last of the old board and as such was fairly tranquil – many of us were reflecting on those who were leaving for good after many years … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Trustee January 19th 2011 Open Board Meeting

 Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice    Resist the Beginning…Consider the End    Sometimes I expect to see the camera crew from Punk’d as we wend our way through these meetings. This does not of course mean I spend any more time on … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Trustee May 19th Open Board Meeting/3rd Reading of the Budget

                                                          Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice                                                        Resist the Beginning…Consider the End                                             I don’t usually make the classic error of speaking to the unmovable people at the top of the heap. I have found it is a waste of … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Trustee May 5th and May 12th 2010 Open Board Meetings/1st and 2nd Reading of the Budget

                                                             Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice   Resist the Beginning…Consider the End   If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.                                                                                     – … Continue reading

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Diary of a Mad Trustee January 27th 2010 Open Board Meeting

                                                                                  Principiis Obsta…Finem Respice                                                                            Resist the Beginning…Consider the End   Not for nothing do I harbour unrestricted self doubt so this lapse comes as no real surprise. I never cease to be amazed by the insights I can glean from … Continue reading

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Report from CAPE meeting April 27th 2009

HI Friends – we had our CAPE meeting on Monday the 27th of April from 5 to 7 pm in my living room and though we only had four in attendance there was a range of discussion and strategising. As … Continue reading

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