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Announcement :: Education : Organizing
Corvid College Boston is now the Greater Boston Free School
by Greater Boston Free School Collective
07 Apr 2013
The following announcement is from an email sent by organizers of the Greater Boston Free School. Check out http://corvidcollege.wikidot.com/ for updates and contact information.
We who have been making Corvid College happen, since Eric’s departure in
September, are announcing our departure from Corvid. We have been running
hoedowns, classes, and bringing in new teachers, students and collective
members. Our efforts have been fruitful, but we believe the community
will benefit most from a new organization, if mostly new by name. We have
realized that we wish to fly under a different free school banner.
This new chapter will bring a new name, The Greater Boston Free School,
and new energy to reinvigorate a free school project meant to serve our
metropolitan area. Our departure from Corvid does not signify departure
from free, accessible classes open to all members of the community. It
does not signify bad blood between Dr Eric Buck, Christian Greer, and
Corvid chapters in San Francisco and Amsterdam. It is however a move
towards an autonomous free school designed from various models (i.e.
Corvid, The Public School, Bay Area Free School, New Orleans Free School,
etc) into a vision of our own making. Our current collective is old
Corvid Collective members and new collective members who have been with us
for some time. With much discussion, deliberation, various hemming,
alternate hawing, we have decided that we want to continue organizing a
Free School, but with the different advantages the name “Greater Boston
Free School”, and a complete reinvigoration, would afford.
We are not Corvid College, though the Corvid model lives on as it should.
We are a group of people interested in running a Free School, who meet on
a weekly basis to realize this project. We plan to run classes,
semesters, seminars, workshops, and a lecture series. Our content will
continue to reflect the interests of our teachers and students, and will
be designed to bridge the intellectual gap left by other forms of
alternative education in our city. We too like Corvid are Anarchic, and
want an accessible free school that battles the oppression of everyday
life by bringing people together in the spirit of good times and mutual
We are emailing you for help and support. We want more folks at our
meetings, new teachers, and new students. We will ask in a shorter email
whether or not folks would like to continue to be on this listserv as we
change it over. We will, and have begun to, transfer all those classes
currently being offered by Corvid College, with consent from the Teachers,
to our soon to be created website and our updated Meetup page.
To all of those who have supported us since September, we thank you and
hope you will continue to lend your support or reach out to continue this
project. We feel we need a Free School in this city and truly we hope
that you do too. Also, please feel free to ask questions, send criticism,
or tell us to take you off of this email list.
With that, we will be here, we will be free, we will be radical. Let’s do
With much thanks,
The Greater Boston Free School Collective
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