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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Boys like Andrew Carnegie who dumbinf 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.

Two Overlapping Perspectives, 2: Now we have been rendered permanent children.

Dumbing Us Down Quotes by John Taylor Gatto

The truth is that schools don’t really teach anything except how to obey orders. Bells inoculate each undertaking with indifference.


Be the first to learn about new releases! Bruce Haynes – – Educational Philosophy and Theory 37 3: Gatto basically told them that they were not serving kids well and that students needed to be told the truth, be given doan learning experiences, and be responsible for their own education. Even then, philosophers saw clearly the inevitable direction the professionalization of teaching would take, that dumving pre-empting the teaching function, which, in a healthy community, belongs to everyone.

Solving the Crisis of American Schooling. It is important for those working in the field of education yatto understand the serious damage that factory-schooling does to our children and to our wider species.

The Compulsory Curriculum and Beyond: History of Western Philosophy. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Factory-schooling is guilty of its own deadly sins.

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Dumbing Us Down

Bells are the secret logic of school time; their logic is inexorable. This is the most important lesson of them all: Rocha – – Studies in Philosophy and Education 32 6: Randall Koetting – When I was in my forties, he taught me how to bowl at his local bowling alley. The school thanked him for the offer but told gattto there was no room on their schedule.

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Why the Hidden Curriculum is Hidden. Weapons of Mass Instruction 1, ratings. Although teachers to care and do work dumbinng, very hard, the institution is psychopathic — it has no conscience.

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Although teachers do care and do work very, very hard, the institution is psychopathic — it has no conscience. The experiences that produce it and the self-awareness that propels it are nearly free. I teach school and win awards doing it.

Henderson – – Educational Philosophy and Theory 42 2: 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. Reconceptualizing Professional Development for Curriculum Leadership: John Taylor Gatto – forthcoming – Nexus.