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Instead of Education by John Holt
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Sep 07, 11

Read in November, 2010

From the guy who kicked off the homeschooling movement in the united states - not attached to Christianity, but to free kids from the pursuit of achievement, which he equates with Education. John Holt tells us that Education prepares students for a restricted life, constrained by the everlasting failing to pursue one's curiosity and develop a holistic being.

This is a well-written and concise treatment of the Education system from an unschooling perspective. Not much has changed since he wrote it in 1977, except that Education's accelerated pursuit of goals has further trapped kids into a life of regimentation.
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