Mother Earth News- July/August 1980 – The Plowboy Interview: John Holt
From the Interview:
HOLT: OK. Many of you folks who read this magazine believe-and with good reason-that government interferes too much in our lives. Well, I think that there is no place where this interference is less justified, more harmful, and more easily resisted than in the education of children. So it would seem to me that those who want to minimize the power the government has over their lives would find the area of their youngsters’ learning to j be the first place where they’d want to work toward that goal.
And I’d like to emphasize one last point very strongly. People, if you’re smart enough to build your own home, design your own solar system, make your own fuel, redesign your car, raise your own food, and do all the things that many MOTHER-readers are doing. . . then you sure as hell are smart enough to teach your own children!