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But quality education entails learning about something in depth. Confusion is thrust upon kids by too many strange adults, each working alone with only the thinnest relationship with each other, pretending, for the most part, to an expertise they do not posses.

I was recommended this book by a mother of one of my students. Which, at times, I like. I will, however, have to buy her a new book. F U John Taylor Gatto. I teach school and win awards doing it.

Why anything fails, if it believe self to be the one, true determiner of truth and happiness and purpose. Ever been inspired by someone? Their words? Their life? Their teachings? Nope, never? Seems a bit unfair, and largely untrue. Salem anyone? How was that for a community? Again, the issue is you. The natural solution to learning to live together in a community is first to learn to live apart as individuals and as families. This IS the problem of education - and our culture at large.

Then we find ourselves. Good on you, Aristotle. Good on you. Whole heartedly. This, to me, points to purpose rather than a system. Change the purpose, change the system. But yes, Mr. Gatto, I agree. Perhaps, Mr. Gatto, you should stick to quoting others. Education : Reading Log. This Site. Speaking and Publications. Blog -N- Stuff. Friday Thoughts. Reading Log. Last Hundred Days. For more one. First Name. Last Name. Email Address. Sign Up.

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Dumbing Us Down

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Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

My father is a born teacher. When I was in my forties, he taught me how to bowl at his local bowling alley. He knew I could learn this relatively simple skill on my own. I learned it through apprenticeship with him. 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. I hope I still have that kind of passion in my eighties. But my father has also run up against the hardheaded bureaucracy John Gatto criticizes so explosively.

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It has sold over , copies [1] and consists of a multitude of speeches given by the author. The book proposes that radical change is needed to the American educational system to turn around the negative socialization that children receive. He says networks have become an unhealthy substitute for community in the United States. An article published online by the Foundation for Economic Education described John Taylor Gatto as having mentored "millions of people in writing their own scripts".

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But quality education entails learning about something in depth. Confusion is thrust upon kids by too many strange adults, each working alone with only the thinnest relationship with each other, pretending, for the most part, to an expertise they do not posses. I was recommended this book by a mother of one of my students. Which, at times, I like. I will, however, have to buy her a new book. F U John Taylor Gatto.

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