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The Goddard Experience: A Progressive Program of Study at Goddard College Offers a FIRST RATE EDUCATION

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Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont, with John Dewey Inset _____________________ “Though the [Goddard College] residency only lasts a week each semester, the heart of the program leaves with you...As much as you become a part of the program at Goddard, the program becomes part of you.” – Sarah Cedeño, MFA in Creative Writing ( From Goddard’s Quotes Page ) “Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is , not a preparation for life; education is life itself.” – John Dewey  (1859-1952), American philosopher, psychologist, educational reformer, and practitioner of progressive education ________________________ In the past two days, I have criticized Goddard College for honoring a convicted killer by inviting him to speak at commencement on October 5, 2014: Here  and here On that matter, I stand by my words, and I am still angry and disappointed, BUT let it be known that I will always love Goddard College for providing me with not only an

Maureen Faulkner, Widow of Officer Daniel Faulkner, Responds to Goddard College’s Choice of Commencement Speaker

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Where Was Maureen Faulkner's Voice At Goddard College's Commencement (2014)? ______________________________________ In Goddard College’s great tradition of giving voice to victims and as a Goddard graduate (MFA, 1994), I republish Maureen Faulkner’s statement in full, although I do not agree 100% with what she says: Once again, my family and I find ourselves being assaulted by the obscenity that is Mumia Abu-Jamal. On Sunday October 5th, my husband’s killer will once again air his voice from what masquerades as a prison, and spew his thoughts and ideas at another college commencement. Mumia Abu-Jamal will be heard and honored as a victim and a hero by a pack of adolescent sycophants at Goddard College in Vermont. Despite the fact that 33 years ago, he loaded his gun with special high-velocity ammunition designed to kill in the most devastating fashion, then used that gun to rip my husband’s freedom from him – today, Mumia Abu-Jamal will be lauded as a freedom fight

A Goddard College Alumna Responds to the Mumia Abu-Jamal Commencement Address

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Haybarn Theatre: Goddard Commencment 2014 ____________________ “I shot the motherfucker and I hope the motherfucker dies.” -- Mumia Abu-Jamal, shortly after his arrest for the murder of Officer Daniel Faulkner and as heard by several witnesses ( Philly.com ) As a Goddard Alum, I posted, on October 4, 2014, the following message on Goddard’s MFA Facebook page: I am a Goddard graduate, and I protest the commencement speaker who is cop killer Mumia Abu Jamal. He killed a man in absolute cold blood (the killer was stopped for a traffic violation) and should not be extolled by a college that embraces peace and love. While I agree that no one should be executed and am glad that execution for Jamal was taken off the table, I believe this man should spend the rest of his life in prison. I am disappointed that the college I love would choose a cold-blooded killer to be a commencement speaker. Therefore, I will be withholding future donations until further notice. S

Memoir Madness: Driven to Involuntary Commitment