Heather Keets
August 20, 1993 AT 04:00 AM EDT

If the kids won’t stop grousing about school, these videos should give them a crash course on life without learning.

Why There’s No School: Boy gets his wish to be grown up.
Good points: Gets to work at a toy company, aces all the games.
Bad points: Work is just like school — but there’s no recess.

Lord of the Flies
Why There’s No School: Schoolboys are marooned on an island.
Good points: No parents, no teachers, no girls.
Bad point: No girls.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Why There’s No School: Huck runs away to find a better life.
Good points: No need to behave or bathe.
Bad points: Too many adults out there.

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