• The people who are horrified by the idea of children learning what they want to learn when they want to learn it have not accepted the very elementary psychological fact that people (all people, of every age) remember the things that are important to them - the things they need to know - and forget the rest.

    "Schooling: The Hidden Agenda". Daniel Quinn's Address at the Annual Conference of the North American Association for Environmental Education in Vancouver, Canada, August 16, 1997.