Buy Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling 2nd by John Taylor Gatto, Thomas Moore (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s. Dumbing Us Down. John Taylor Gatto. My father is a born teacher. He’s the kind of man who can spot a potential learner from a distance and go into action. 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.

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Dumbing Us Down Quotes by John Taylor Gatto

If you are a parent, this is an absolute MUST. Absolutely ground breaking for those with an open mind and heart.

This means that a content-based curriculum, with a set body of information to be imparted to students, is entirely inappropriate as a means of preparing children for their adult roles. As Gatto – an award-winning ex-teacher – explains, atylor state “education” system is not intended to actually provide children with an education. A Different Kind of Teacher ratings.

I learned it through apprenticeship with him. Refresh and try again. The first essay was excellent and refreshing and easy to read, but the further the book went on, it got a bit same-y and dare I say Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.


Dumbijg have downn been trying to unlearn them? And under the guise that it is the same thing as education, it has been picking our pockets just as Socrates predicted it would thousands of years ago. Made me want to homeschool my kids actually.

Let them manage themselves. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Unfortunately, our school did not allow that dialogue to happen, except for a few teachers who had the courage to engage the students. Not only do they teach a ua worldview, but they also seek to function like a church. Gatto also suggests that the school system interferes with church. The truth is that schools don’t really teach anything except how to obey orders.


Gathering themselves to pursue individual, family, and community dreams consistent with their private humanity is what makes them dumbjng only slaves are gathered by others. Online Videos and the Future of Read reviews that mention john taylor taylor gatto eye opener education system thought provoking school system home schooling reading this book school teacher gatt this book great book john taylor gatto schools teachers state parent brilliant child government parents.

I have not read any of his other work, but I would try something else first. Having just left school I like also what others have written about the book and comments especially Andrew Parodi and the comments to his review, so much that I can relate to. It is hard to turn a dollar on education. The xown is that schools don’t really teach anything except how to obey orders.

I teach school and win awards doing it.

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Although teachers to care and do work very, very hard, the institution is psychopathic — it has no conscience. No one believes anymore that scientists are trained in science classes or politicians in civics classes or poets in Dowb classes. Write a customer review.

We suppress genius because we haven’t yet figured out how to manage a population of educated men and women. It is important for those working in the field of education to understand the serious damage that factory-schooling does to our children and to our wider species. Boys like Andrew Carnegie who begged his mother not to send him to school and was well on his way to immortality and fortune at the age of thirteen, would be referred today for psychological counseling; Thomas Edison would find himself in Special Ed until his peculiar genius had been sufficiently tamed.


Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Factory-schooling is guilty of its own deadly sins. Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more. The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling. If not schooling, then what?

The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling is a collection of essays and speeches by Gatto on public education.

Dumbing Us Down

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. All Quotes Add A Quote. It is just there to fill your children’s heads with propaganda, and to train them as obedient, order-following drones with little critical thinking abilities. The expert makes all the important choices; only I, the teacher, can determine what my kids must study, or rather, only the nohn who pay me can make those decisions, which I then enforce.

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I hope I still have that kind of passion in my eighties. I cannot stress how important it is to read this book. Although teachers to care and do work very, very hard, the institution is psychopathic — it has no conscience. Dabney’s Devastating Critique of Secular Education. Although teachers do care and do work very, very hard, the institution is psychopathic — it has no conscience. Is College Worth the Cost? This pamphlet seeks to open a debate on the Right to Education Campaign.

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