It spawned a couple of more political children’s rights movements for their various interests,

This is a topic that’s a great passion of mine. When I was 14 years old, I tripped over John Holt and Unschooling, Why Johnny Can’t Read (something like that) and JS Neill’s Summerhill.

Very radical stuff and it helped explain that “SOMETHING” that always seemed to be wrong about the school systems I was in.

When I was 18, I started up a “rights of kids/teens” group on the early Internet (1990-1995) called Y-RIGHTS that got thousands of members, and one of the topics that was most important to me was that of the destructiveness of education as we do it now.

[I ended up passing it on to a 14 yr old Alaskan girl who was wicked smart and an Education Professor in Australia and they continued to run it for a few more years after I left]

It spawned a couple of more political children’s rights movements for their various interests, some are quite active today. [taking children seriously movement (TCS – David Deusche the physicist is one of the founders – he was a member of my group), as well as the NYRA (National Youth Rights Association) and while I’m not a part of either of those movements, I’m glad I had a historical part at bringing people together so they could talk about these things.

Flash forward to 2015, and I do what I can even now to raise awareness that there *is* light at the end of the tunnel, that you can survive it and perhaps even change it.

I’m glad to see that new book – and hope more like it continues.

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