Harold Petersen


schools, America, Enok Mortensen, book, Folk School


A man having read Schools For Life remarked, "It is a good book, but Enok still hasn't told us what a folk school is." I doubt that there is any living American today who knows better what a folk is than Enok Mortensen. If he has not defined what a folk school is through the pages of his book it is because- the folk school cannot be defined in such a way that it has- meaning to a person who does not know what the folk school is. It has to be experienced . It carries with it a spirit that one comes to carry within one's whole being and comes to be expressed in words and deeds and attitudes in one's life.