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. The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto A Thomas Jefferson Education by Oliver DeMille How to Read a Book by. Thirty years in New York City’s public schools led John Gatto to the sad conclusion that compulsory schooling does little but teach young people to follow orders.

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Gatto is correct that schools act as mainly propaganda for the elite class and he may even be correct that compulsory education should not be the law of the land. He further states that “the feeding frenzy of formal schooling has already wounded us seriously in our ability to form families and communities by bleeding away time we need with our children and our children need with us.

Overall, it is a deeply engaging, full of life, critical questions text. So, millions of us are going through life without any shred of humanity? Why Schools Don’t Educate. He left the system and has been advocating unschooling.

And what is different from this book compared to others, he doesn’t just list the things that are wrong with the system or bash the system. A green fish saw him and said: Gatto’s book, as summarized in the introduction by David Albert, contends that “schools are not failing.


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He says that he wants a fair discussion about the While worth reading as an wake up call to all who think the only johb with our educational system is that it needs more money it should be taken with a grain of salt, or rather a slat block.

First of all, it’s not so much a book as a group of essays.

Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

I will say there were things I agreed with, such as the idea that schools are built like factories. The Ideological Reduction of Education. Kesson – – Educational Philosophy and Theory 42 2: I hate to keep harping on the appalling lack of attribution, but: The education system isn’t just broken, it’s taking completely the wrong approach.

The national curriculum is a joke. Nov 12, Taylene rated it it was amazing. I just disagree with his solutions and his propaganda tsylor well.

The third problem seems to be fairly obvious.

One thing I do notice is how learning becomes departmentalized. I found his argument lacking in many respects.

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More choices, more freedoms, more time with children home, more time for children to be children, allowing them to learn HOW to think, not WHAT to think.

The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling.

United States of America. It is a crucial distinction. Schools teach intellectual dependency and conformity, there is only one right answer that one must get from the certified professionals.

Dumbing Us Down Quotes by John Taylor Gatto

The Paradox of the Excluded Child. He is very big on interacting as a community rather than a network.

He clearly lauds home-schooling, without suggesting how single parents or families who need both parents to work are going to pull this off. A Reply to Peter Gardner. The pschyosis of such schools justify even suicides by children on the dog eats dog premise.

John Taylor Gatto – Creates a dependency on experts. Is the Right to Education a blessing or a curse?

Dumbing Us Down Quotes

Those are two completely different worlds. That is the only reason I finished it. There is no excuse to remaining ignorant about our public school system in America.

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