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Summerhill Showdown, Rowan Cahill Jan 2000

Summerhill Showdown, Rowan Cahill

Rowan Cahill

Discussion of the attempt by the British government in 2000 to close down Summerhill school, the long established progressive school founded by A.S. Neill (1883-1973). The article discusses the ideas and legacy of Neill, and why his approach to education is still radical.