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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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Let them manage themselves. It is hard to turn a dollar on education. John Taylor Gatto – forthcoming – Nexus. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options.

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A Reply to Peter Gardner. In his opinion, few people opposing Gatto had seen the video presentation. Bruce Haynes – – Educational Philosophy and Theory 37 3: 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. And the bottom line for the winners is that they can buy more stuff! Sign in to use this feature. The Paradox joyn the Excluded Child.


Years of bells will condition all but the strongest to a world that can no longer offer important work to do. We suppress genius because we haven’t yet figured out how to manage a population of educated men and women. The experiences that produce it and the self-awareness that propels it are nearly free.


Surely not so a few of them can get rich? 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 tayoor to school under guard.

My father is a born teacher. Why Schools Don’t Educate.

Dumbing Us Down

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. I hope I still have that kind of passion in my eighties. People need to be told what they are worth. John Kleinig – – Journal of Philosophy of Education 15 2: Bells inoculate each undertaking with significance.

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. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Dumbing Us Down Quotes

The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling. David Gordon – – Journal of Moral Education 10 1: The school thanked him for the offer but told him there was no room on their schedule. John White – – Journal of Philosophy of Education 19 1: Macmillan – forthcoming – Philosophy of Education.


Kesson – – Educational Philosophy and Theory 42 2: Compulsory Schooling as Preventative Defense. Macmillan – forthcoming – Philosophy of Education: Goodreads helps you follow your favorite authors.

And how to submit with a show of enthusiasm to the judgment of strangers, even if they are wrong, even if your enthusiasm is phony. Although teachers do care and do work very, very hard, the institution is psychopathic — it has no conscience.

John Taylor Gatto Quotes (Author of Dumbing Us Down)

History of Western Philosophy. Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. Who Hides the Hidden Curriculum?

He knew I could learn dowwn relatively simple skill on my own. This entry has no external links.