Quote This: John Holt on Socialization

If there were no other reason for wanting to keep kids out of school, the social life would be reason enough. In all but a very few of the schools I have taught in, visited, or know anything about, the social life of the children is mean-spirited, competitive, exclusive, status-seeking, snobbish, full of talk about who went to whose birthday party and got wqhat Christmas presents who got how many Valentine cards and who is talking to so-and-so and who is not.

John Holt, Teach Your Own
(Cambridge: Perseus Books, 2003,
edited and with commentary by Pat Farenga)

 

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