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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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Excerpt from the Foreward by Thomas Moore.

Just a jhon while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Even then, philosophers saw clearly the inevitable direction the professionalization of teaching would take, that of pre-empting the teaching function, which, in a healthy community, belongs to everyone. The habits taught in large-scale organizations are deadly.

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Now we have been rendered permanent children. This is a great mystery to me because thousands of humane, caring people work in schools as teachers and aides and administrators, but the abstract logic of the institution overwhelms their individual contributions. Why the Hidden Curriculum is Hidden. But schooling is a wonderful hustle, getting sharper all the time.


I learned it through apprenticeship with him. Gathering themselves to pursue individual, family, and community dreams consistent with their private humanity is what makes them whole; only slaves are gathered by others.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Although teachers to care and do work very, very hard, the institution is psychopathic — it has no nohn.

John Taylor Gatto Quotes (Author of Dumbing Us Down)

The truth is that schools don’t really teach anything except how to obey orders. Our type of schooling has deliberately concealed the fact that such a question must be framed and not taken for granted if anything beyond a mockery of democracy is to be nurtured.

History of Western Philosophy. Graham Oliver – – Educational Philosophy and Theory 30 3: Chris Plant Gabriola Island, B. David Gordon – – Journal of Moral Education dlwn 1: I teach school and win awards doing it. Books by John Taylor Gatto. It is hard to turn a dollar on education.

Sign in to use this feature. Sign in Create an account. But my father has also run up against the hardheaded bureaucracy John Gatto criticizes so explosively. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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.


Unfortunately, our school did not allow that dialogue to happen, except for a few teachers who had the courage to engage the students.

He knew I could learn this relatively simple skill on my own.

Dumbing Us Down Quotes

The school thanked him for the offer but told him there was no room on their schedule. Refresh and try again.

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The truth is that schools don’t really teach anything except how to obey orders. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Surely not so a few of them can get rich?