A Letter From The Publisher: Sep. 1, 1967

EVEN in the kindest and gentlest of schools, children are afraid, many of them a great deal of the time, some of them almost all the time." That statement, at first startling but on reflection quite understandable, comes from a teacher named John Holt, whose new book, How Children Learn, is discussed in EDUCATION this week. Teacher Holt goes on to suggest that schools "could well afford to throw out most of what we teach, because the children throw out almost all of it anyway."

It is the treatment of such subjects, which often are not in the week's headlines but which...

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