At a chaotic time when politicians push national testing and parents are hooked on phonics, Peter Reynolds' delightful new book reminds us that the learner is central to the learning process. The North Star understands that learning and schooling are often not synonymous. An educated citizen respects the intellectual passions of others. A personal context for learning ensures that all of us can follow our North Star.

-Gary S. Stager
Adjunct Professor of Education, Pepperdine University