We have been told over and over that our present educational system, with its enormous budgets, teachers' strikes, and institutional violence, does not work. In fact, Holt shows that compulsory schooling is mong the most authoritarian and destructive inventions of man. Given this pessimistic view, though, Holt provides sympathetic advice and practical tactics for change throughout this book, including a controversial plan for an underground railroad to get your kids away from the authorities if you are serious about taking them out of the school system.
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This book was first published in 1976 and brilliantly presents Holt's reasons for his later advocacy for homeschooling, even though the word hadn't even been coined at the time he wrote this book.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1977. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140219994