John Holt & GWS

One name written large in the history of homeschooling is that of the widely acclaimed author, relentless education reformer, and respected social critic, John Caldwell Holt. His great legacy is the homeschooling movement itself, which, without his considerable guidance and patient nurturing during its most formative years, would today be a horse of a very different color.

John Holt was born on April 14, 1923 in New York City, the oldest of three children, and raised in the New England area of the US. He went to private schools, but he chose not to reveal the names of the schools he attended because he felt that was irrelevant. He said, ‘… the things I’m supposed to know so much about I never learned in schools.’

Continue reading John Holt and GWS by Helen Hegener, from the May-June, 2006 issue of Home Education Magazine. Like what you’re reading here? Subscribe to Home Education Magazine and support the magazine that’s supported homeschooling families since 1984!

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