Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Excerpt from John Holt's "Teach Your Own"

I am just finishing up a book by one of the leading proponents of homeschooling, or, more accurately, alternatives to schooling. My own thoughts are still swimming around and formulating, so before I write on those, I'll post a couple of my favourite excerpts, the ones that left the greatest impact on me.

"The idea I hate the most about public schools is that they should have my children all day when I feed, clothe, doctor, transport, and care most for them, and I am denied those hours with them and the sharing of their learning experiences. I cannot reinforce their education if I am denied the subject matter they are exposed to and am only left with tired grumps who eat, do homework, and flop to bed."

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