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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Knowledge will continue to increase at a dizzying rate. 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 duumbing militia and children marched to school under guard. Want taylot Read Currently Reading Read. Macmillan – forthcoming – Philosophy of Education: Value Theory, Miscellaneous categorize this paper.

I teach school and win awards doing it. But my father has also run up against the hardheaded bureaucracy John Gatto criticizes so explosively. John Kleinig – – Journal of Philosophy of Education 15 2: I hope I still have that kind of passion in my eighties. Graham Oliver – – Educational Philosophy and Theory 30 3: 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 sown.


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The Paradox of the Excluded Child. Bells destroy the past and future, rendering every interval the same as any other, as the abstraction of a map renders every living mountain and river the same, even though they are not. Science Logic and Mathematics. 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.

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Dumbing Us Down the Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

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But schooling is a wonderful hustle, getting sharper all the time. Certainly not to be trusted.

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John Taylor Gatto Quotes (Author of Dumbing Us Down)

Dumbing Us Down Quotes Showing of Let them manage themselves. A Rejoinder to John White.

I teach school and win awards doing it. 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.

Find it on Scholar. The Immorality of the Hidden Curriculum. Bells are the secret logic of school time; their logic is inexorable. Weapons of Mass Instruction 1, dumbinb. 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. The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling.