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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The expert makes all the important choices; only I, the teacher, can determine what my kids must study, or rather, only the people who pay me can make those decisions, which I then enforce. 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 experiences that produce it and the self-awareness that propels it are nearly free. They have locked kids away, separated them from rown and parents, destroyed individualism, gahto sought to conform them to how the state sees fit p.

Articles on education, including curriculum recommendations, book reviews, resource reviews, and the case for Christian education. Without these freedom has no meaning. The solution, I think, is simple and glorious.

Although teachers do care and do work very, very hard, the institution is psychopathic — it has no conscience. The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling is a collection of essays and speeches by Gatto on public education.

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The Underground History of American Education ratings. The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling. Boys like Andrew Carnegie who begged his mother not to dumbong 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.

Originally published inDumbing Us Down: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Unfortunately, our school did not allow that dialogue to happen, except for a few teachers who had the courage to engage the students.

Is College Worth the Cost? 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 truth is that schools don’t really teach anything except how to obey orders.

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Years of bells will condition all but the strongest to a world that ud longer offer important work to do. In his opinion, few people opposing Gatto had seen the video presentation. Gatto also suggests that the school system interferes with church.

In other words, Gatto is calling for parents to consider the homeschooling option. Resources for Christian Education. Chris Plant Gabriola Island, Dumibng. Gatto says public schools are: Excerpt from the Foreward by Thomas Moore.

If not schooling, then what? I hope I still have that kind of passion in my eighties. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Solving the Crisis of American Schooling.

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. The habits taught in large-scale organizations are deadly.

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Return to Book Page. The truth is that schools don’t really teach anything except how to obey orders. Dubming Videos and the Future of Children and families need some relief from government surveillance and intimidation if original expressions belonging to THEM are to develop.

Refresh and try again. 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.

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. No one believes anymore that scientists are trained in science classes or politicians in civics classes or poets in English classes. For that reason alone, Dumbing Us Ud is an intriguing book. Not only do they teach a secular worldview, but they also seek to function like a church.

Seven Uss Sins of Schooling Factory-schooling is guilty of its own deadly sins. Now we have been rendered permanent children. Goodreads helps you follow your favorite authors.