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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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Want to Read saving…. Customers who bought this item also bought. The last chapter, did focus on religion, which made me a little uneasy. On the contrary, I hear many American businesses decrying the brain drain, and wondering where the next generation of innovators is going to come from. Who are these overlords? Mr Tamaki would like to run a charter school in a greenfields town development for dumbkng members, to teach children classes framed around his core fundamentalist Christian beliefs: He is humble enough joyn admit not having all the answers, encouraging us to participate in the dialog; as we are all accountable: School subjects are learned, if they can be learned, like children learn the catechism or memorize jonh Thirty-nine Articles of Anglicanism.

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Industry has taken a hold of our schools and acts as a propaganda tool to socialize children to work in various industries unquestiongly, the short term solution? First of all, it’s not so much a book as a group of essays. Our children are being limited every day by being locked u.

Oh, also, 30 gatyo Apr 06, Umm Layth rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling. At eighty-eight, having retired from teaching plumbing in a trade school, he taught courses in a local school to adults who wanted to learn how to use computers.

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Like maybe we’re not bright enough to follow along with typical 12 point print? Thus, a highly specialised but dependent society. It is important for those working in the field of education to understand the serious damage that factory-schooling does to our children and to our wider species. Nothing important is ever finished in my class, nor in any other class I know of.

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Why, then, are we locking kids up in an involuntary network with strangers for twelve years? The national curriculum is a joke.

Jun 02, Havebooks Willread rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sep 23, Heather rated it it was amazing Shelves: Cheers dkmbing the personalities that survive this horrible dumbing down process and still came out individuals, with their passions and curiosities.

The government has a monopoly on education and enforces its compulsory schooling for the masses. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. This pamphlet seeks to open a debate on the Right to Education Campaign. Jul 26, Mel rated it really liked it.

Schools in the industrialized age, has the function of controlling the thought, behavior of pupils scientific management. The truth is that schools don’t really teach anything except how to obey orders. As I said before, they have a continuous present, the exact moment they are at is the boundary of their consciousness.

Wow, this read really had me questioning our educational system. Here in NZ we are about to introduce charter schools for the first time.

The author tells stories about how he grew up, and it’s all very Norman Rockwell, ud it’s all very cute and idealized and sanitized. Audible book Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible book with Whispersync for Voice.


This book does not do that. I found much relatable to my own experience and ideas. I thought this was an interesting perspective I had never before heard. He constantly emphasizes his experience as a teacher and status as one-time New York State teacher of the year but dismisses other people who work in the field.

That will make everyone self motivated learners who will jonh the world around them and become brilliant scholars like Ben Franklin, Plato and Aristotle. Gaatto it’s part of an implied conspiracy, which started after the Civil War, with the purpose of indoctrinating children by separating them from their communities and families and imposing systems of networks in place of community, with the ultimate goal of joohn centralized societal control.

A green fish saw him and said: The children I teach have a poor sense of the future, of how tomorrow is inextricably linked to today. I would dare say they are lessons no parent yatto wish their children to “learn”. We squished their passion, love for learning, and curiousity for its own sake before they were seven.

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

But it is much more than that. This is a great mystery to me because thousands of humane, caring people work in schools as teachers and aides and administrators, but the abstract logic of the institution overwhelms their individual contributions.

Historically, in America, before mandatory, literacy was wide spread among children, and kids were reading at college a dumbung level.