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John Holt

John Holt’s book Learning All the Time was a major influence in my ultimate decision to homeschool, and the way I go about it. I haven’t quite landed in the “unschooling” camp, but still look to the father of unschooling as a major influence. I highly recommend anyone considering home educating their kids to read John Holt. If you haven’t had the opportunity to read any of his books, allow me to introduce you. Mother Earth News (NOT one of my regular reads) has apparently posted past articles on their website – from way back. This Plowboy Interview with John Holt was published in their July/August 1980 issue. Grab a cuppa, sit back, and enjoy meeting this interesting fellow who helped pave the way for parents to freely take charge of their children’s education. I can’t express how thankful I am to all the pioneer parents who helped pave that rugged road in the 70’s and 80’s, when it was a tough trail to blaze.

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