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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Originally published inDumbing Us Down: 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. Refresh and try again.

Dumbing Us Down Quotes by John Taylor Gatto

But schooling is a wonderful hustle, getting sharper all the time. Is the Right to Education a blessing or a curse? We suppress genius because we haven’t yet figured out how to manage a population of educated men and women. The truth is that schools don’t really teach anything except how to obey orders.

Uw is hard to turn a dollar on education.

Return to Book Page. Our type of schooling has deliberately concealed the fact that such a question must be framed and not taken for granted if anything beyond a mockery of democracy is to be nurtured.


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Skip to main content. In his opinion, few people opposing Gatto had seen the video presentation. This means that a content-based curriculum, with a set body of information to be imparted to students, is entirely inappropriate as a means of preparing children for their adult roles. If not schooling, then what? And the bottom line for the winners is that they can buy more stuff!

Dumbing Us Down Quotes

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 gahto area was seized by militia and children marched to school under guard.

The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling is a collection of essays and speeches by Gatto on public education. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Bells inoculate each undertaking with significance.

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Dumbing Us Down Quotes Showing of Boys like Andrew Carnegie who begged his mother not to send him to school and was well on his way to immortality and fortune at the age of thirteen, would be referred today for psychological counseling; Thomas Edison would find himself in Special Ed until his peculiar genius had been sufficiently tamed.

It rings a bell and the young man in the middle of writing a poem must close his notebook and move to a different cell where he must memorize that humans and monkeys derive from a common ancestor. Factory-schooling xown guilty of its own deadly sins.


Chris Plant Gabriola Island, B. No one believes anymore that scientists are trained in science classes or politicians in civics classes or poets in English classes. Excerpt from the Foreward by Thomas Moore. The habits taught in large-scale organizations are deadly.

I teach school and win awards doing it. He knew I could learn this relatively simple skill on my own.

My father is a born teacher. Although teachers do sown and do work very, very hard, the institution is psychopathic — it has no conscience.

The expert makes all the important choices; only I, the teacher, can determine what my kids must study, or rather, only the people who pay me can make those decisions, which I then enforce. I hope U still have that kind of passion in my eighties.

But retired student counselor Dumbign Jankiewicz begged to differ, pointing out that none of the dozens of students he talked to afterwards were inspired to violence. Learning Parks of Possibilities Learning Parks was one of the first experiments co-created by Shikshantar in Udaipur in the year Solving the Crisis of American Schooling. For that reason alone, Dumbing Us Down is an intriguing book.