Buy Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling 2nd by John Taylor Gatto, Thomas Moore (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s. John Gatto was a schoolteacher for 30 years. He resigned in the Op-Ed pages of The New York Times upon receiving the New York State Teacher of the Year. 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.

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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. When I finally found time, I read this in one sitting. John Taylor Gatto is an American retired school teacher of 29 years and 8 months and author of several books on education. For such a short book, there’s a hell of gstto lot of repetition in it. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Book Review: Dumbing Us Down (Gatto) — TEACH DILIGENTLY

The kids fall under the trance of the box. How this can be done by gatyo children away from the world is beyond me” February 1, Language: View all 3 comments. Oh, also, 30 years!


ALL his students watch too much TV and it’s ruining them. Interesting ideas, if a bit idealistic. Sounds educational doesn’t it? This was an excellent book written by a NY teacher of the year who taught for 26 years in the “government controlled monopoly school system”.

Dumbing Us Down

View all 4 comments. Wow I just wrote a thoughtful and brilliant review of this book and then pushed the wrong button and lost. As I said before, they have a continuous present, the exact moment they are at is the boundary of their consciousness. Consider the following observations Gatto made concerning the children he taught. Gatto jonh to me at first, a gatfo to polemical and unbalanced, but I still thought he made some excellent observations.

The truth is that schools don’t really teach anything except how to obey orders.

Knowledge will jon to increase at a dizzying rate. Weapons of Mass Instruction: The author is a teacher, and writes why he feels the school system is failing our children and our family.

What do any of these things have to do with each other? John Gatto is an award-winning gattk school teacher who insightfully hones in on the invisible lessons the public educational system is teaching the children of this country: For instance he hold Mass. Before reading this I had already made the decision to begin homeschooling my children this fall, but after reading this book fall can’t come soon enough.


So, millions of us are going through life without any shred of humanity? An ‘s 5th grade math textbook would today be considered college level.

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

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Online Videos and the Future of In a nutshell his thesis is the public school system produces conformist non-thinkers.

Mr Tamaki would like to run a charter school in a greenfields dymbing development for church members, to teach children classes framed around his core fundamentalist Christian beliefs: It’s funny because I was thinking to myself, “it sounds like this guy is blaming public education for all the problems in this world. Jul 26, Mel rated it really liked it. See 1 question about Dumbing Us Down…. The children I teach have a poor sense of the future, of how tomorrow is inextricably dumbinb to today.