It’s the 90th birthday of Summerhill, a school that’s an early forerunner of the hippie ethos. Children don’t have to attend lessons, in fact, pretty much don’t have to do anything they don’t want to. With one exception, as an ex-pupil describes:
Even so, I got a book flung at me for talking in class by our inspirational English teacher, an ex-army man. “You don’t have to come,” he said, “but if you do, you must not spoil it for others.”
Which is pretty much libertarianism in a nutshell. Do as you wish but don’t spoil it for anyone else.
Read more via Hippie Educationalists and Libertarians – Forbes.