The Educational Iconoclast's Ideas Live On

Past issues of Growing Without Schooling magazine (which ended its run in 2001) are now available online.

GWS, founded by John Holt in 1977, mostly concerned itself with secular unschooling and was unapologetically quirky.

Mr. Holt, who passed away on Sept. 14, 1985, had this to say about compulsory publik skooling: "It's not that I feel that school is a good idea gone wrong, but a wrong idea from the word go. It's a nutty notion that we can have a place where nothing but learning happens, cut off from the rest of life."


Kenneth said...

John Holt isn't a name I've thought about in a long, long time. He certainly was a pioneer in the home schooling/unschooling movement. Nice post.

TCC said...