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Ivan Illych
1926 -

Austrian sociologist, philosopher of education, founder of the Center for Inter-Cultural Documentation, critic of institutional education and proponent of "learning webs", author of Deschooling Society (1970) and To Hell with Good Intentions


Any attempt to reform the university without attending to the system of which it is an integral part is like trying to do urban renewal in New York City from the twelfth story up.

1970 - from Deschooling Society, Harper and Row
School is a ritual of initiation that introduces the neophyte to the sacred race of progressive consumption.

1970 - from Deschooling Society, Harper and Row