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The Most Basic Freedom Is Freedom to Quit

Freedom to quit is essential to peaceful societies, happy marriages, and satisfying employment. It could also turn schools into places where children learn joyfully.

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My Hope for “Free to Learn”

We have made great strides in recognizing the competence and rights of people regardless of race, gender, and sexual orientation. I hope now to see real progress in recognizing the competence and rights of children, for only when children grow up free can we hope for a society in which adults know fully how to handle freedom and the responsibilities that come with it.

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What Einstein, Twain, and Forty Eight Other Creative People Had to Say About Schooling

• "It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry." - Einstein • "How I hated schools, and what a life of anxiety I lived there." -Churchill. • "The vanity of teaching doth oft tempt a man to forget that he is a blockhead." -Saville

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