Thirty years of teaching in the public school system led John Taylor Gatto to the sad conclusion that compulsory governmental schooling is to blame. 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. 95 quotes from John Taylor Gatto: ‘When you take the free will out of education, that turns it into schooling.’, ‘I’ve noticed a fascinating phenomenon in my thirty.

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Factory-schooling is guilty of its own deadly sins. Excerpt from the Foreward by Thomas Moore. It rings a bell and the young man in the middle of writing a poem must close his notebook and move to a different cell where he must memorize that humans and monkeys derive from a common ancestor. It is illegitimate to have an expert answer that question for you. My father is a born teacher. A Reply to Peter Gardner. John Taylor Gatto – forthcoming – Nexus.

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.


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I learned it through apprenticeship with him. Who Hides the Hidden Curriculum? And how to submit with a show of enthusiasm dumbijg the judgment of strangers, even if they are wrong, even if your enthusiasm is phony.

Seven Deadly Sins of Schooling Factory-schooling is guilty of its own deadly sins. How have you been trying to unlearn them?

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Dumbing Us Down

dwon No one believes anymore that scientists are trained in science classes or politicians in civics classes or poets in English classes. The solution, I think, is simple and glorious. Science Logic and Mathematics. Why the Hidden Curriculum is Hidden. Why, then, are we locking kids up in an involuntary network with strangers for twelve years? Two Overlapping Perspectives, 2: Although teachers do care and do work very, very hard, the institution is psychopathic — it has no conscience.

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John Taylor Gatto Quotes (Author of Dumbing Us Down)

The school thanked him for the offer but told him there was no room on their schedule. Bruce Haynes – – Educational Philosophy and Theory 37 3: It was resisted — sometimes with guns — by an estimated eighty percent of the Massachusetts population, the last outpost in Barnstable on Cape Cod not surrendering its children until the s, when the area was seized by militia and children marched to school under guard.

Dumbihg of Western Philosophy. Why Schools Don’t Educate.

The Compulsory Curriculum and Beyond: Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. In his opinion, few people opposing Gatto had seen the video presentation. Kesson – – Educational Philosophy and Theory 42 2: Our type of schooling has deliberately concealed the fact that such a question must be framed and not taken for granted if anything beyond joun mockery of democracy is to be nurtured.

People need to be told what they are worth.