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John Taylor Gatto
This post may contain affiliate links that provide a commission to us if you make a purchase. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you for supporting us in this way! Please see our full disclosure policy for more details. Having worked within the walls of the public schools as a high school and middle school math teacher, I can totally identify with what is written in this book. Read it for free at Underground History of American Education. And another book you might want to read, The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America , is available here as a free pdf download.
I accept this award on behalf of all the fine teachers I've known over the years who've struggled to make their transactions with children honorable ones, men and women who are never complacent, always questioning, always wrestling to define and redefine endlessly what the word "education" should mean. A Teacher of the Year is not the best teacher around, those people are too quiet to be easily uncovered, but he is a standard-bearer, symbolic of these private people who spend their lives gladly in the service of children. This is their award as well as mine. We live in a time of great school crisis. Our children rank at the bottom of nineteen industrial nations in reading, writing and arithmetic. At the very bottom.
JOHN GATTO AGAINST SCHOOL PDF
John Taylor Gatto's Weapons of Mass Instruction , now available in paperback, focuses on mechanisms of traditional education which cripple imagination, discourage critical thinking, and create a false view of learning as a byproduct of rote-memorization drills. Gatto's earlier book, Dumbing Us Down , introduced the now-famous expression of the title into the common vernacular. Weapons of Mass Instruction adds another chilling metaphor to the brief against conventional schooling. Gatto demonstrates that the harm school inflicts is rational and deliberate. The real function of pedagogy, he argues, is to render the common population manageable.
Why Schools Don't Educate
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