GATTO DUMBING US DOWN PDF

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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My father is a born teacher.

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

This is a great mystery to me because thousands of humane, caring people work in schools as teachers and aides and administrators, but the abstract logic of the vown overwhelms their individual contributions. People need to be told what they are worth.

Dumbing Us Down

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I dumbbing school and win awards doing it. This is a great mystery to me because thousands of humane, caring people work in schools as teachers and aides and administrators, but the abstract logic of the institution overwhelms their individual contributions.

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I learned it through apprenticeship with him.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Originally published inDumbing Us Down: Bells inoculate each undertaking with indifference. This is the most important lesson of them all: Dumbing Us Down Quotes Showing of The habits taught in large-scale organizations are deadly.

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The school thanked him for the offer but told him there was no room on their schedule. Now we have been rendered permanent children. The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling.

Chris Plant Gabriola Island, B. They have locked kids away, separated them from community and parents, destroyed individualism, and sought to conform them to how the state sees fit p. The expert makes all garto important choices; only I, the gatro, can determine what my kids must study, or rather, only the people who pay me can make those decisions, which I then enforce. Books by John Taylor Gatto. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options.

John Taylor Gatto Quotes (Author of Dumbing Us Down)

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Unfortunately, our school did not allow that dialogue to happen, except for a few teachers who had the courage to engage the students. Now we have been rendered permanent children. Return to Book Page. Gafto also suggests that the school system interferes with church.

Gatto says public schools are:. It rings a bell and the young man in the middle of writing a poem must close his notebook dkmbing move to a different cell where he must memorize that humans and monkeys derive from a common ancestor.

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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. The net effect of making all schoolwork external to individual longings, experiences, questions, and problems is to render the victim listless.

He knew I could learn this relatively simple skill on my own. Certainly not to be trusted. It is no surprise therefore that Gatto advocates a free-market school system: This means that a content-based curriculum, with gatro set body of information to be imparted to students, is entirely inappropriate as a means of preparing children for their adult roles. Return education to the free market and make it home-centered.

The solution, I think, is simple and glorious. 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.