by Dr. Maria Montessori
"This book is intendedâ€¦to help teachers to envisage the child's needs after the age of six. We claim that the average boy or girl of twelve years who has been educated till then at one of our schools knows at least as much as the finished High School product of several years' seniority, and the achievement has been at no cost of pain or distortion to body and mind."
Clio Series; pp. 85, soft cover, 1989 edition.