”Organized education operates on the assumption that children learn only when and only what and only because we teach them. This is not true. It is very close to 100% false.” 

~John Holt

“It is hard not to feel that there must be something very wrong with much of what we do in school, if we feel the need to worry so much about what many people call ‘motivation’. A child has no stronger desire than to make sense of the world, to move freely in it, to do the things that he sees bigger people doing.”

~John Holt

“Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.”

~Native American Proverb

        “You can’t start a fire; you can’t start a fire without a spark…”

~Bruce Springsteen

“Former Norwegian minister of children and family Valgard Haugland sums up his country’s philosophy: “We have decided that raising a child is real work, and that this work provides value for the whole society.” It is only fair, then, “that the society as a whole should pay for this valuable service.” These countries are already reaping the benefits, in terms of both competitiveness and social mobility.”

~ Anne-Marie Slaughter (Unfinished Business)


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