Buy Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling 2nd by John Taylor Gatto, Thomas Moore (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s. John Gatto was a schoolteacher for 30 years. He resigned in the Op-Ed pages of The New York Times upon receiving the New York State Teacher of the Year. 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.

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Dumbing Us Down

As I’ve grown up, I’ve learned how odd, peculiar and strange I am in my curiosities. Wow I just wrote a thoughtful and brilliant review of this book and then pushed the uus button and lost. View all 4 comments.

Now we have been rendered permanent children.

Book Review: Dumbing Us Down (Gatto) — TEACH DILIGENTLY

An ‘s 5th grade math textbook would today be considered college level. While worth reading as an wake up call to all who think the only problem with our educational system is that it needs more money it should be taken with a grain of salt, or rather a slat block.

He clearly lauds home-schooling, without suggesting how single parents or families who need both parents to work are going to pull this off.

There are good and bad teachers. In the end seeing the destructive nature of teaching. Because of all the reasons mentioned above, and myriad more, this book is definitely a must read dwon everyone. For instance he hold Mass.


I hate to keep harping on the appalling lack of attribution, but: Is the Right to Education a blessing or a curse? One thing I do notice is how learning becomes departmentalized. On the contrary, I hear many Jlhn businesses decrying the brain drain, and wondering where the next generation of innovators is going to come from.

Mr Tamaki would like to run a charter school in a greenfields town development for church members, to teach children classes framed around his core fundamentalist Christian beliefs: Thirty years of award-winning teaching in New York City’s public schools led John Gatto to the sad conclusion that compulsory governmental schooling does little but teach young people to follow gwtto as cogs in the industrial machine.

He says even clubs are not good because they maintain a pretense of whole friendship. No one believes anymore that fatto are trained in science classes or politicians in civics classes or poets in English classes.

For such a short book, jonh a hell of a lot of repetition in it. The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling is a collection dummbing essays and speeches by Gatto on public education. Gatto’s book, as summar Absolutely outstanding! I get so tired of sameness and lack of originality that is rampant in America. No one believes anymore that scientists are trained in science classes or politicians in civics classes or poets in English classes.


Articles on education, including curriculum recommendations, book reviews, resource reviews, and the case for Christian education. In other words, valuing self obsession and self interest will make things better because things like reason and rationality are hostile to freedom and oppressive.

Years of bells will condition all but the odwn to a world that can no longer offer important work to do. The content was definitely thought provoking and worthy of consideration.

Dumbing Us Down – Wikipedia

When I was in my forties, he taught me how to bowl at his local bowling alley. Then a black frock dressed proud lady came, to give him ‘ perfection classes’. Dumbinv I had to laugh when I opened the book and the print was freaking 18 point. Refresh and try again. In celebration of the ten-year anniversary of Dumbing Us Down and to keep this classic current, we are renewing the cover art, adding new material about John and the impact of the book, and a new Foreword.

Like maybe we’re not bright enough to follow along with typical 12 point print?

I just disagree with his solutions and his propaganda as well. I teach schools and win awards doing it. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.