Dumbing Us Down. John Taylor Gatto. My father is a born teacher. He’s the kind of man who can spot a potential learner from a distance and go into action. 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. 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.

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Gatto reinforces dpwn main premise with a thorough examination of public schooling in America. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Years of bells will condition all but the strongest to a world that no longer offer important work to do. Essentially, he is an education whistleblower.

But my father has also run up against the hardheaded bureaucracy John Gatto criticizes so dumbong. To finalize, this book is a veritable fountain of information that is intense in precision and thought-provoking in its implications given that they filter into all aspects of our lives, and ultimately seep into the future. Get to Know Us. To get the free app, enter mobile phone number. I felt I was reading propaganda from gato divisive and militant speaker intent on proving a massive and deliberate conspiracy.


When I was in my forties, he taught me how to bowl at his local bowling alley. Return to Book Page.

Dumbing Us Down

Although teachers to care and do work very, very hard, the institution is psychopathic — it has no conscience. 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 dumbingg marched to school under guard.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I didn’t enjoy reading this book. Chapter One, the seven lesson schoolteacher explains how schooling produces boredom, dependency, class position dmubing indifference plus and partly because schools exist to condition students to accept and propagate government values and a population of non-thinkers.

Years of bells will condition all but the strongest to a world that can no longer offer important work to do. He carries this out rather incisively given his no holds barred approach to the matter, and this is very refreshing.

In his opinion, few people opposing Gatto had seen the video presentation. Bells are the secret logic of dymbing time; their logic is inexorable.

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Gatto says public schools are: We homeschool with a mostly “unschooling” or interest-driven methodology slant so I would have dubing this book to be affirming. Share your thoughts with other customers. Want to Read saving…. Thirty years in New York City’s public schools led John Gatto to the sad conclusion that compulsory schooling does little but teach young people to follow orders like cogs in an industrial machine.


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The state of schools today I think is more likely linked to apathy and top-heavy centralized management of the organization. I hope I still have that kind of passion in my eighties.

Audible Download Audio Books. We continue to smooth away the curriculum into easier to teach and batto to understand lumps because it’s easier to measure. All seven chapters offer much “food for thought” from a true expert and an ex-believer in government schooling. What kids truly need is time with their parents: Please keep in mind, schooling and education are not the same thing. Articles on education, including curriculum recommendations, book reviews, resource reviews, and the case for Christian education.

Bells destroy the past and future, rendering every interval the same as any other, as the abstraction of a map ks every living mountain and river the same, even though they are not.