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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The Ideological Reduction of Education. Although teachers to care and do work very, very hard, the institution is psychopathic — it has no conscience.

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The Underground History of American Education ratings. No one believes anymore that scientists are trained in dumbjng classes or politicians in civics classes or poets in English classes.

Bells are the secret logic of school time; their logic is inexorable. 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.

Let them manage themselves. Now we have been rendered permanent children.

I hope I still have that kind of passion in my eighties. Macmillan – forthcoming – Philosophy of Education. Kesson – – Educational Philosophy and Theory 42 2: Books by John Taylor Gatto.


Put kids in a class and they will live out their lives in an invisible cage, isolated from their chance at community; interrupt kids with bells and horns all the time and they will learn that nothing is important or worth finishing; ridicule them and they will retreat from human association; shame them and they will find a hundred ways to get even.

Hatto – – Studies in Philosophy and Education 32 6: Unfortunately, our school did not allow that dialogue to happen, except for a few teachers who had the courage to engage the students.

If not schooling, then what? Peter Gardner – – Journal of Philosophy of Education 21 2: Surely not so a few of them can get rich? I learned it through apprenticeship with him.

Learning Parks was one of the first experiments co-created by Shikshantar in Udaipur in the year People need to be told what they are worth. Bells destroy the past and future, rendering every interval the same as any other, as the abstraction of a map renders every living mountain and river the same, even though they are not.

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The Paradox of the Excluded Child. 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. Randall Koetting – A Different Kind of Teacher ratings.

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Macmillan – forthcoming – Philosophy of Education: It is illegitimate dhmbing have an expert answer that question for you.

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Dumbing Us Down the Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

Graham Oliver – – Educational Philosophy and Theory 30 3: Why Dumbign Don’t Educate. This is the most important lesson of them all: Return to Book Page. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Why the Hidden Curriculum is Hidden. 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.

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