Modern Home School Movement Begins

1977

The movement for home schooling gains popularity with the publication of John Holt’s magazine Growing Without Schooling and a number of influential books, including Ivan Illich’s “Deschooling Society,” Charles E. Silberman’s “Crisis in the Classroom: The Remaking of American Education,” and John Holt’s “What Do I Do Monday?” Parents began to lobby for changes in state laws that prohibit home schooling.