Buy Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling 2nd by John Taylor Gatto, Thomas Moore (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s. 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. 49 quotes from Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling: ‘I’ve noticed a fascinating phenomenon in my thirty years of teaching: sch.

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It is important for those working in the field of education to understand the dwon damage that factory-schooling does to our children and to our wider species.

John Taylor Gatto Quotes (Author of Dumbing Us Down)

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What kids truly atylor is time with their parents: Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? Credit offered by NewDay Ltd, over 18s only, subject to status. Oh what an eye opener this book was. The expert makes all the important choices; only I, the teacher, can determine what my kids must study, or rather, only the people who pay me can make those decisions, which I then enforce.

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Although teachers to care and do work very, very hard, the institution is psychopathic — it has no conscience. Gatto basically told them that they were not serving kids well and that students needed to be told the truth, be given real-life learning experiences, and be responsible for their own education. 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.


Unfortunately, our school did gafto allow that dialogue to happen, except for a few teachers who had the courage to engage the students. Share your thoughts with other customers. All Quotes Add A Quote. It rings a bell and the young man in the middle of writing a poem must close his notebook and move to a dymbing cell where he must memorize that humans and monkeys derive from a common ancestor.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? I am more than ever encouraged to start home schooling my children as soon as possible! Visit our Help Pages. The solution, I think, is simple and glorious. It is just there to fill your children’s heads with propaganda, and to train them as obedient, order-following drones with little critical thinking abilities. But my father has also run up against the hardheaded bureaucracy John Gatto criticizes so explosively. Factory-schooling is guilty of its own deadly sins.

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Dumbing Us Down

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. In celebration of the ten-year anniversary of ‘Dumbing Us Down’ and to keep this classic current, the publisher has renewed the cover art, added new material about John and the impact of the book, and a new Foreword. Years of bells will condition all but the strongest to a world that no longer offer important work to do.

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I cannot stress how important it is to read this book. A very thought provoking book. Refresh and try again.

John Gatto is certainly an inspiring man, but this book was a bit disappointing in that really his central message was repeated and repeated. Read more Read less. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling. This radical treatise on public education has been a best-seller for 10 years! Gathering themselves to pursue individual, family, and community dreams consistent with their private humanity is what makes them whole; only slaves are gathered by others.

A must read for all teachers. Resources for Christian Education. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

This pamphlet seeks to open a debate on the Right to Education Campaign. The net effect of making all schoolwork external to individual longings, experiences, questions, and problems is to render ux victim listless. My father is a born teacher. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?