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10 Reasons All Kids Should Read at Their Own Pace

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Has Compulsory Education Harmed Us More Than It's Helped?

I feel ashamed that so many of us cannot imagine a better way to do things than locking children up all day in cells instead of letting them grow up knowing their families, mingling with the world, assuming real obligations, striving to be independent and self-reliant and free. ~ John Taylor Gatto

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from I AM A CHILD

Henry Jules Jean Geoffroy (1853 – 1924, French)

"Compulsory Education". Henri Jules Jean Geoffroy (1853-1924), French painter.

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John Holt - Education – compulsory schooling, compulsory learning – is a tyranny and a crime against the human mind and spirit. Let all those escape it who can, any way they can. #quotations #quotes

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from About.com Education

The Japanese Education System

The Japanese Education System - japanese.about.com: "Japan has one of the world's best-educated populations, with 100% enrollment in compulsory grades and zero illiteracy. While not compulsory, high school (koukou 高校) enrollment is over 96% nationwide and nearly 100% in the cities. The high school drop out rate is about 2% and has been increasing. About 46% of all high school graduates go on to university or junior college."

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