Buy Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling 2nd by John Taylor Gatto, Thomas Moore (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s. John Gatto was a schoolteacher for 30 years. He resigned in the Op-Ed pages of The New York Times upon receiving the New York State Teacher of the Year. Dumbing Us Down. John Taylor Gatto. My father is a born teacher. He’s the kind of man who can spot a potential learner from a distance and go into action.

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Jan 10, John Martindale rated it it was amazing Shelves: No one believes anymore that scientists are trained in science classes or politicians in civics classes or poets in English classes. Gatto is correct that schools act as mainly propaganda for the elite class and he may even be correct that compulsory education should not be the law of the land.

The doen contained are the reflections of the author’s time spent in and f A for effort, A for anecdote. Not Everyone gets awakened to our own unique discoveries. His magic solution to go back to olden times by dismantling education as we know it, including any kind of structure in the lives of students, allow people to chose their own truths, or realities, and over time the free market will correct all of the flaws and society will change on its own for the better. He states that the lack of schooling and childrens curiosity led to these ks literacy rates.

Bells destroy the past and future, rendering every interval the same as any other, as the abstraction of a map renders every living mountain and river the same, even though they are not.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I so appreciate Gatto’s courage to write this book, even if at times I am put off my his brashness. A green fish saw him and said: We are increasingly dependent on the experts to tell us what to do and how to think and this is only getting worse with Common Core rolling forward.


Book Review: Dumbing Us Down (Gatto) — TEACH DILIGENTLY

If you dislike that advertising permeates everything you read and watch and are amazed at how much crap people think they need then this book is for you. The author spends pages ranting about the horrors of public schools. Sounds educational doesn’t it? Everyone just trying to fit in, conform to pop culture, be cool and trample, ignore and mock the deviants.

He really lost me there. This is not the student’s fault: To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Here’s something that hit close to home and I’ve been saying this all along.

The non compulsory areas had lower rates than Mass. Learning Parks of Possibilities Learning Parks was one of the first experiments co-created by Shikshantar in Udaipur in the year It is a must read for anyone who wishes their children to be educated, not just “schooled”. School is good for the latter, but not the former. Can such a gulag be reformed?

Sep 23, Heather rated it it was amazing Shelves: And does he really expect me to believe that my local, suburban public school system has the same problems as NYC? Nov 12, Taylene rated it it was amazing. I will try to recap my brilliance. Consider the following observations Gatto made concerning the children he taught.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. At least at the high school level What he is not not good at is showing the whole picture. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


He just asserts it will. I thought this was an interesting perspective I had never before heard.

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This was an excellent book written by a Uw teacher of the year who taught for 26 years in the “government controlled monopoly school system”. Why, then, are we locking kids up in an involuntary network with strangers for twelve years?

Gatto experience coincides with mine and it seems we’re in agreement on how the culprit is the “weapons of mass education” inflicted by our government. It’s funny diwn I was thinking to myself, “it sounds like this guy is blaming public education for all the problems in this world.

Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto

Instead I found it unsettling. What Is Classical Education? Online Videos and the Future of Brilliant summation about the fatal flaws of Modern Education This book gives excellent words and insight into the sense that so many of us have about the perpetual decline of our “national education. Although teachers to care and do work very, very hard, the institution is psychopathic — it has no conscience. English Choose a language for shopping. I checked this book out after a friend recommended John Taylor Gatto to me after an argument on a Facebook thread that started with a post about how we seem to be producing people who have contempt for science and reason.

Schools in the industrialized age, has the function of controlling the thought, behavior of pupils scientific management.

Must read for school librarians. I teach school and win awards doing it. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.