Roland Meighan is an acknowledged “educational heretic” for his view that mass compulsory schooling is now an obsolete, counterproductive learning system which abuses human rights and should be phased out as soon as possible. Dr. Meighan believes that schools should be recycled as part of a flexible learning system that is invitational and learner-directed. He is author of more than ten books and has been translated into several languages. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Director of Educational Heretics Press , Director/Trustee of the Centre for Personalised Education Trust Ltd. and formerly Special Professor of Education at the University of Nottingham, UK.
Professor Tricia David
"I first came across Roland in the autumn of 1997 when we were launching Natural Parent. I was looking for a regular column that would debunk and question conventional education, and the name of Roland Meighan quickly came to the lips of virtually everyone I asked. His first column, which was published in November 1997, was just what I wanted. It was bold, challenging, and laced with both erudition and wit. And so it has been over the months, and now the years, since then. The standard has not flagged at all, and each column has shown another aspect of Roland's learning and compassion."
Bryan Hubbard, editor, Natural Parent