Dumbing us down: the hidden curriculum of compulsory schooling, 10th anniversary edition [john taylor gatto, thomas moore] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers with over 70, 000 copies of the first edition in print, this radical treatise on public education has been a new society publishers'. “is our children learning” as george w bush so famously asked well, no, they is not learning, especially the history of their country, the school subject at which america's young perform at their worst on history test given to 31,000 pupils by the national assessment of education progress, the “nation's. Dumbing us down is an excellent book for anyone who wants to learn more about why schools are indoctrinating children, and the many flaws within the system john taylor gatto was an award-winning new york public school teacher for 30 years one day, he quit his life-long career via an essay printed. See my blog at banditobookscom. For years i asked the local school board and superintendent to let me teach a curriculum that doesn't hurt kids, but they had other fish to fry an advocate for school reform, gatto's books include dumbing us down: the hidden curriculum of compulsory schooling, the underground history of american. Dumbing us down: the hidden curriculum of compulsory schooling: john gatto, thomas moore: 9780865714489: books - amazonca still, i highly recommend to anyone interested in the state of north american public education today, and especially to parents who don't want their children learning to passively and. After over 100 years of mandatory schooling in the us, literacy rates have dropped, families are fragmented, learning disabilities are skyrocketing, and children and youth are increasingly disaffected thirty years of teaching in the public. Since then, gatto has traveled across the country talking about the need to overhaul america's public education system he's also written numerous books, including dumbing us down and weapons of mass instruction he's a strong advocate of homeschooling his books left a profound impression on me.
”dumbing us down: the hidden curriculum of compulsory schooling”, john taylor gatto, 2005 (first ed 1992), new society 91 per cent one and a half million children are now homeschooled in the us in their ability to think they are between five and ten years ahead of their public school counterparts. Me reading and discussing john taylor gatto's book i'm in the beginning of the book so far it's controversial in a sense but he conveys a rational point of. Dumbing us down does the mad and often brutally competitive scramble for resources – for more pay for teachers, for more equipment, for more money for and all the rest of the national curriculum of schooling were designed exactly as if someone had set out to prevent children from learning how to think and act, to coax. Dumbing down american public education by glenn fairman – in thinking about how valuable education is in cultivating the next generation of americans, my mind took me back nearly twenty years to when i was a graduate student functioning as a substitute teacher at la puente high school in southern.
Dumbing us down - the hidden curriculum of compulsory schooling a brilliant book by new york state teacher of the year: john taylor gatto reviewed by shaun kerry, md diplomate, american board of psychiatry and neurology the aim of totalitarian education has never been to instill convictions, but to destroy the. Review of gatto's “dumbing us down,” chapter 2 gatto calls the public school model psychopathic, describing it with phrases like “a system that compels you to sit in confinement with people of exactly the same age and social class,” and “ move from cell to cell at the sound of a gong” never mind that the. He's also someone who knows it intimately, having been a public school teacher in new york city for 26 years here), dumbing us down: the hidden curriculum of compulsory schooling, and weapons of mass instruction: a schoolteacher's journey through the dark world of compulsory schooling. In order to do justice to mr gatto and his eye-opening book, dumbing us down: the hidden curriculum of compulsory schooling, i must offer first of all a few words on the author himself mr gatto taught for 26 years in new york city public schools, a number of these years in harlem and spanish harlem.
The ultimate history lesson comes in many forms and formats, click this photo to visit the uhl store catalog publication date: 2012 summary: former nyc and new york state school teacher of the year (john taylor gatto) illustrates how and why our public schools are dumbing us down and what. 'dumbing us down' is subtitled, 'the hidden curriculum of compulsory schooling', and consists of the text of five speeches that the author has made one of john gatto was a teacher in new york city's public schools for over 30 years and is a recipient of the new york state teacher of the year award.
Dumbing us down: the hidden curriculum of compulsory schooling (isbn 086571231x) is a book by teacher john taylor gatto it has sold over 200,000 copies 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.
Dumbing us down: the hidden curriculum of compulsory education he sees some form of free-market system in public schooling as the likeliest place to look for answers, a free market where family schools and small entrepreneurial and religious and crafts and farm schools compete with government. Dumbing us down by john taylor gatto gatto, john taylor dumbing us down: the hidden curriculum of compulsory schooling place of publication not identified. Gatto extensively describes what early american life was like, and formal schooling was distinctly absent from most people's lives, yet literacy rates before the era of compulsory public schooling are estimated to be about 97. John taylor gatto, dumbing us down: the hidden curriculum of compulsory schooling (2nd edition, new society publishers, 2002) he ascribes a variety of origins to the current state of public education, but what he sees as its ultimate, and somewhat sinister systemic goal, is, first, the “eliminat[ion] of human.
Advocating a self-reliance to boost parents and students out of the boredom and rote memorization schools still rely upon, homeschooling and unschooling parents will be inspired, while others may be challenged to look at the public school system more closely 105 pages, softcover dumbing us down: the hidden. The book, she writes, was put together primarily to satisfy my own need to see the various components which led to the dumbing down of the united states of is how the social engineers use a deliberately created education crisis to move their agenda forward by offering radical reforms that are sold to the public as fixing. This radical treatise on public education has been a new society publishers' bestseller for 10 years thirty years of award-winning teaching in new york city's public schools led john gatto to the sad conclusion that compulsory governmental schooling does little but teach young people to follow orders as cogs in the.