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John Holt is an author and educator (he wrote How Children Fail and How Children Learn). Holt is now the leading advocate of home schooling, and the editor and publisher of a magazine by and for home-schooling families, called Growing Without Schooling; much of the material in his new book, Teach Your Own, first appeared in the magazine.
Why do people take or keep their children out of school? Mostly for three reasons: they think that raising their children is their business not the government’s; they enjoy being with their children and watching and helping them learn, and don’t want to give that up to others; they want to keep them from being hurt, mentally, physically, and spiritually.