Dumbing Us Down - The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
- United States
More informationThirty 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.
With over 100,000 copies in print since its original publication in 2002, this book is collection of essays and speeches and includes a describes the wide-spread impact of the book and Gatto's "guerrilla teaching."
John Gatto was a teacher in New York City's public schools for over 30 years and is a recipient of the New York State Teacher of the Year award. A much-sought after speaker on education throughout North America, his other books include Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher’s Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling, (audio, Post Hypnotic Press 2012, print, New Society Press, 2009), A Different Kind of Teacher (Berkeley Hills Books, 2001), and The Underground History of American Education (Oxford Village Press, 2000).
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