Peter’s own daughters experienced coercion at school, their curiosity was destroyed and their development stalled. So he and other parents founded a Sudbury school. This is a school based on full respect for children as humans. This worked very well for his daughters. they developed into confident, thriving adults. He is convinced that traditional school system is damaging for many children and it is about time we fight for children’s human rights in schools.
Peter Hartkamp (1961) was faced as a parent with the adverse effects of the education system on his children and has founded three highly innovative schools. To be able to do this, he has, over the past 15 years, developed an in depth knowledge of education, Dutch education law and Human Rights. Peter Hartkamp has been active on the Council of the European Democratic Education Community (EUDEC) and gives presentations on education and human rights in different countries.