John Holt: Homeschooling Pioneer and Visionary Progressive

Nall, Jeffrey
Date Written:  2014-10-04
Publisher:  Toward Freedom
Year Published:  2014
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18765

The stereotype of homeschooling as the haven for conservative, religious ideologues overshadows the movement's radically progressive roots. One of the movement's foremost pioneers, John Holt, was an egalitarian atheist who explicitly opposed patriarchy, corresponded with progressive thinkers including Paul Goodman and Noam Chomsky, and helped initiate the still emerging children’s rights movement.

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