Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling  -     By: John Taylor Gatto
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Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

New Society Publishers / 2005 / Paperback

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A collection of five lectures given by John Taylor Gatto, Dumbing Us Down is a passionate argument against the institutionalization process of schools that stress compliance and not true question-seeking and education. 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.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 106
Vendor: New Society Publishers
Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN-13: 9780865714489
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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).

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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. A much-sought after speaker on education throughout the United States, his other books include A Different Kind of Teacher (Berkeley Hills Books, 2001) and The Underground History of American Education (Oxford Village Press, 2000).

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