- The Lives of
- The Story of the First
- by George
- "Virtually every page of it
contains more truth than can be found in most writings on
educational psychology ... It describes the lives of 23 children
in the small private school (the First Street School on New York's
Lower East Side) in which George Dennison taught ... Perhaps if
enough of us read this book, take it to heart, and try to put its
lessons into practice, we may yet save ourselves."
-John Holt, New
York Review of Books
- "There is no book I know of that
shows so well what a free and humane education can be like, nor is
there a more eloquent description of its philosophy."
- Herbert Kohl,
The New York Times Book Review
- "A classic."
- A. S. Neill,
author of Summerhill
- "...an intimate journal that
brings the children to life and makes you miss them when it's
over.... patient, reasoned, tender, and beautifully written.... a
work of art."
Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times
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