Instead of Education

Instead of Education



The Pequod Review:

With Instead of Education, John Holt broadens his pedagogical message to explore un-schooling and a more self-directed life:

The first message that Schools, like any other compulsory institution, send to the people who attend them is a message of distrust and contempt: If we didn’t make you come here you wouldn’t learn anything, you’d just waste your time, spend the whole day playing basketball or watching TV or making trouble, you’d hang out on the streets, never do anything worthwhile, grow up to be a bum.