Dumbing Us Down

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.

Dumbing Us Down

This radical treatise on public education has been a New Society Publishers' bestseller for 10 years! 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 orders as cogs in the industrial machine. 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.

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Dumbing Us Down
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: John Taylor Gatto
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-02-01 - Publisher: New Society Publishers

This radical treatise on public education has been a New Society Publishers' bestseller for 10 years! 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 orders as cogs in
Dumbing Us Down -25th Anniversary Edition
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: John Taylor Gatto
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-19 - Publisher: New Society Publishers

Throw off the shackles of formal schooling and embark upon a rich journey of self-directed, life-long learning 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
Changing Our Minds
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Dr. Naomi Fisher
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-04 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Children are born full of curiosity, eager to participate in the world. They learn as they live, with enthusiasm and joy. Then we send them to school. We stop them from playing and actively exploring their interests, telling them it's more important to sit still and listen. The result is
Dumbing Us Down
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: John Taylor Gatto
Categories: EDUCATION
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: New Society Publishers

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. This book is collection of essays and speeches and includes a describes the wide-spread impact of the
How to Challenge the System and Become a Better Teacher
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Scott Buckler
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-29 - Publisher: SAGE

This book empowers you to seek a deeper perspective on the education system and to develop as a critically informed teacher able to challenge the status quo appropriately – without losing your job! It focuses on the need to engage with research, to reflect critically and question your own teaching