Quote this: A.S. Neill on play… and passing exams

Hundreds of time I have heard the anxious query, ‘But if my boy plays all day, how will he ever learn anything, how will he ever pass exams?’ Very few will accept my answer, ‘If your child plays all he wants to play, he will be able to pass university entrance exams after two years’ intensive study, instead of the usual five, six or seven years of learning ina school that discounts play as a factor in life.’

A.S. Neill
Summerhill School: A New View of Childhood
(New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1993 [1960])

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