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Homeschool Voices From the Past

Mother Earth News
July/August 1980

John Holt: Teach Your Own Children…At Home

Read a rare, early interview with one of the true homeschooling pioneers — John Holt. Mr. Holt made two predictions in this interview, one of which came true. At that time, Mr. Holt estimated there were 10,000 families homeschooling and was optimistic those numbers would grow. He sure was right on that point. But he also proposed that by 1983, “school districts will start seeing that they should cooperate with the home schoolers so that we can move out of the combat phase that we’re in now.” He predicted that public schools would soon see the homeschool movement not as a threat to them, but actually “good for the schools.”

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