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John Caldwell Holt

1923 - 1985

JOHN HOLT, author, educator, lecturer, and amateur musician, has written nine books, including How Children Fail and How Children Learn. His work has been translated into fourteen languages. Recently he has become the leading advocate of home schooling and the editor as well as publisher of a magazine for home-schooling families, called Growing Without Schooling.
Of his own educational background, John Holt has this to say: "I have come to believe that a person's schooling is as much a part of his private business as his politics or religion, and that no one should be required to answer questions about it. May I say instead that most of what I know I did not learn in school, or even in what most people would call 'learning situations.' "

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