Dumbing Us Down - 25th Anniversary Edition: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
ISBN: 0865718547
EAN13: 9780865718548
Language: English
Publication Date: Jun 13, 2017
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 0.47" H x 8.9" L x 5.91" W
Weight: 0.49 lbs.
Format: Paperback

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A bestseller for 25 years, John Taylor Gatto's radical treatise on public education continues to advocate for the unshackling of children and learning from formal schooling

We don't need school reform. Schools are working exactly as their designers intended. We need more choices and options outside of school. At the end of the day, the person who creates those is you. Stop waiting for permission from others and create opportunities to learn. - ZACHARY SLAYBACK, from the Foreword

Education's most original thinker. - DANIEL H. PINK, author, Free Agent Nation

AFTER OVER 100 YEARS of mandatory schooling in the U.S., literacy rates have dropped, families are fragmented, learning disabilities are skyrocketing, and children and youth are increasingly disaffected. Thirty years of teaching in the public school system led John Taylor Gatto to the sad conclusion that compulsory governmental schooling is to blame.

He became a fierce advocate of families and young people taking back education and learning, arguing that genius is as common as dirt, but that conventional schooling is driving out the natural curiosity and problem-solving skills we're born with, replacing it with rule-following, fragmented time, and disillusionment.

Gatto continues to bang the drum for an unshackling of children and learning from formal Read More chevron_right

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