Quote This: John Holt on freedom of thought and curiosity

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A person’s freedom of learning is part of his freedom of thought even more basic than his freedom of speech. If we take away from someone his right to decide what he will be curious about, we destroy his freedom of thought. We say, in effect, you must think not about what interests and concerns you, but about what interests and concerns us.”

– John Holt

Arrived in my in-box back in September 2012 From The Unschool Bus  via Fishtank Mom.

Made me think of Cinder’s hatred of crafts and colouring books, love of Lego and Minecraft, Flora’s lack of interest in multiplication but obsession with shapes and symmetry.

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