"What did they come to school for? To be bored by pages and pages of workbooks? To decide they hate learning? To be tested so that grownups can be satisfied making graphs about them or analyzing them on computers? Meanwhile our children perish. That greatest and most beautiful resource - the child - is lost, having been allowed to waste away with a malnourished mind. (...) You can even safely stop school for a few years and feast on good books and right living! Your children or students would experience childhood with a lot more zest and vigor. And they would not lose out, by the way."
~ Susan Schaeffer Macaulay in Books Children Love , by Elizabeth Wilson