Thirty-five visionary educators were asked:
What was your schooling like? When did you realize that there is a need for an alternative approach? What have you done since to help realize that vision? What are you doing now?
Turning Points: 35 Visionaries in Education Tell Their Own Stories, edited by Jerry Mintz & Carlo Ricci, and with a foreword by Alfie Kohn, is an anthology of their responses, a peek into the lives and journeys of these pioneering individuals who have—and are—transforming what it means to be a teacher, a student, and a life-long learner. Among the contributors are several names familiar to the homeschooling community, including Helen Hegener, co-publisher of Home Education Magazine; John Taylor Gatto, Matt Hern, Herbert Kohl, Grace Llewellyn, Pat Montgomery, Wendy Priesnitz and many others.