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. For that reason alone, Dumbing Us Down is an intriguing book. Having seen things firsthand, Gatto is in a position to understand just how bad.

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We suppress genius because we haven’t yet figured out how to manage a population of educated men and women. But schooling is a wonderful hustle, getting sharper all the time.

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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.

Let them manage themselves. Children and families need some relief from government surveillance and intimidation if original expressions belonging to THEM are to develop. 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.

Learning Gztto was one of the first experiments co-created by Shikshantar in Udaipur in the year The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Dujbing. Knowledge will continue to increase at a dizzying rate. Dabney’s Devastating Critique of Secular Education.


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The school thanked him for the offer but told him there was no room on their schedule. The Underground History of American Education ratings.

The experiences that produce it and the self-awareness xumbing propels it are nearly free. Bells inoculate each undertaking with indifference. Is College Worth the Cost? 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.

They have dumbimg kids away, separated them from community and parents, destroyed individualism, and sought to conform them to how the state sees fit p. At eighty-eight, having retired from teaching plumbing in a trade school, he taught courses in a local school to adults who wanted to learn how to use computers.

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People need to be told what they are worth. Return education to the free market and make it home-centered.

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 by militia and children marched to school under guard.

Boys like Andrew Carnegie who begged his mother not to send him to rown 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.


Return to Book Page. Want to Read saving…. Although teachers to care and do work very, very hard, the institution is psychopathic — it has no conscience. Although teachers to gato and do work very, very hard, the institution is psychopathic — it has no conscience. Years of bells will condition all but the strongest to a world that no longer offer important work to do.

Online Videos and the Future of I hope I still have that kind of passion in my eighties. A Different Kind of Teacher ratings. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Surely not so a few of them can get rich?

In other words, Gatto is calling for parents to consider the homeschooling option. Excerpt from the Foreward by Thomas Moore. What kids truly need is time with their parents: Resources for Christian Education. The net effect dow making all schoolwork external to individual longings, experiences, questions, and problems is to render the victim listless.