GWS :: ten

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many people seem to accept and support the idea that school is a place where children have a lot of bad experiences to get them ready for the bad experiences they will have later in Real Life.

people who don’t feel that life is basically boring, meaningless, and cruel should not be compelled to watch their children being brainwashed, programmed, and bullied into that belief.

–John Holt in Growing Without Schooling Issue 11

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    1. shelli–

      this is the tenth in a series of quotes from John. you can find the others by searching (on the right hand sidebar) for GWS

  1. i get so tired of hearing about Real Life. This is a big part of why we’re at home–the bullying I experienced didn’t beat down my optimism.

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