Dumbing Us Down
Title Dumbing Us Down PDF eBook
Author John Taylor Gatto
Publisher New Society Publishers
Pages 70
Release 2002-02-01
Genre Education
ISBN 1550923013

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With over 70,000 copies of the first edition in print, this radical treatise on public education has been a New Society Publishers’ bestseller for 10 years! 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 like cogs in an industrial machine. This second edition describes the wide-spread impact of the book and Gatto’s "guerrilla teaching." John Gatto has been a teacher for 30 years and is a recipient of the New York State Teacher of the Year award. His other titles include A Different Kind of Teacher (Berkeley Hills Books, 2001) and The Underground History of American Education (Oxford Village Press, 2000).



Dumbing Us Down
Title Dumbing Us Down PDF eBook
Author John Taylor Gatto
Publisher New Society Publishers
Pages 148
Release 2002-02-01
Genre Education
ISBN 9780865714489

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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 industrial machine. In celebration of the ten-year anniversary of Dumbing Us Down and to keep this classic current, we are renewing the cover art, adding new material about John and the impact of the book, and a new Foreword.



Dumbing Us Down - 25th Anniversary Edition
Title Dumbing Us Down - 25th Anniversary Edition PDF eBook
Author John Taylor Gatto
Publisher New Society Publishers
Pages 146
Release 2017-05-19
Genre Education
ISBN 1550926497

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Throw off the shackles of formal schooling and embark upon a rich journey of self-directed, life-long learning After over 100 years of mandatory schooling in the U.S., 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 school system led John Taylor Gatto to the sad conclusion that compulsory governmental schooling is to blame, accomplishing little but to teach young people to follow orders like cogs in an industrial machine. He became a fierce advocate of families and young people taking back education and learning, arguing that "genius is as common as dirt," but that conventional schooling is driving out the natural curiosity and problem-solving skills we're born with, replacing it with rule-following, fragmented time, and disillusionment. Gatto's radical treatise on public education, a bestseller for 25 years, continues to bang the drum for an unshackling of children and learning from formal schooling. Now, in an ever-more-rapidly changing world with an explosion of alternative routes to learning, it's poised to continue to shake the world of institutional education for many more years. Featuring a new foreword from Zachary Slayback, an Ivy League dropout and cofounder of tech start-up career foundry Praxis, this 25th anniversary edition will inspire new generations of parents and students to take control of learning and kickstart an empowered society of self-directed lifetime-learners.



A Different Kind of Teacher
Title A Different Kind of Teacher PDF eBook
Author John Taylor Gatto
Publisher
Pages 240
Release 2000
Genre Education
ISBN

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Gatto analyzes the roots of the modern American education system, outlining prescriptions for revitalizing the system, advocating greater emphasis on critical analysis, creativity, practicality, and real-world exposure in the curriculum. He calls on educators and administrators to acknowledge student's need for a spiritual and ethical framework upon which to build a good life.



The Underground History of American Education
Title The Underground History of American Education PDF eBook
Author John Taylor Gatto
Publisher Stranger Journalism
Pages 304
Release 2001
Genre Education
ISBN 0945700040

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The underground history of the American education will take you on a journey into the background, philosophy, psychology, politics, and purposes of compulsion schooling.



Dumbing Us Down
Title Dumbing Us Down PDF eBook
Author John Taylor Gatto
Publisher
Pages 106
Release 1998
Genre Curriculum
ISBN

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Summary of John Taylor Gatto's Dumbing Us Down
Title Summary of John Taylor Gatto's Dumbing Us Down PDF eBook
Author Milkyway Media
Publisher Milkyway Media
Pages 13
Release 2024-01-22
Genre History
ISBN

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Get the Summary of John Taylor Gatto's Dumbing Us Down in 20 minutes. Please note: This is a summary & not the original book. "Dumbing Us Down" by John Taylor Gatto is a critical examination of the American education system. Gatto, an experienced teacher, identifies a hidden curriculum within schools that teaches seven detrimental lessons: confusion, class position, indifference, emotional and intellectual dependency, conditional self-esteem, and the impossibility of hiding. These lessons promote conformity, obedience, and reliance on authority, stifling independent thought and action...