"Moore Brings a wealth of evidence from a wide variety of sources to indicate that early schooling, although promoting (perhaps) earlier cognitive organization, introduces a host of fateful “iatrogenic” disturbances. Our knowledge of maturation, development, developmental stages, and critical developmental periods for the human, all support Moore’s basic thesis... "Of what value is the educational process, if the very process, when prematurely introduced within the unfolding epigenetic field, distorts the developing psychic structure so as to interfere with future education, and learning to live and learning to love, let alone learning to learn. This is an important book for parents and for professionals. It warns, it offers alternatives, and it never loses sight of its main focus, the health, happiness and ‘fundamental education’ of our children."
“...the authors have made an extensive review of the literature available and have strongly come out on that basis as well as on the basis of their professional experience and research-on the side that “it is better late than early,” in terms of education... The book’s value is further enhanced by its very lucid exposition and by the fact that a multidisciplinary approach to the problem was taken, combining the knowledge and findings of the educator, the neurophysiologist, the developmental psychologist, the child psychiatrist, the sociologist, the parent, etc.
Personally, though I occasionally disagree with some of the views presented, I gladly acknowledge that I found myself, after reading it, enlightened and enriched in many ways. I suspect the same will be true for many of its readers.”