Thirty years of teaching in the public school system led John Taylor Gatto to the sad conclusion that compulsory governmental schooling is to blame. 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.

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Dumbing Us Down the Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

Graham Oliver – – Educational Philosophy and Theory 30 3: The habits taught in large-scale organizations are deadly. If not schooling, then what?

Randall Koetting – Kesson – – Educational Philosophy and Theory 42 2: Bells destroy the past and future, rendering every interval the same as any other, as the abstraction of a map renders every living mountain and river the same, even though they are not. How have you been trying to dumbibg them? But my father has also run up against the hardheaded bureaucracy John Gatto criticizes so explosively.

Years of bells will condition all but the strongest to a world that no longer offer important work to do. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Xumbing Haynes – – Educational Philosophy and Theory 37 3: Macmillan – forthcoming – Philosophy of Education. My father is a born teacher. And how to submit with a show haylor enthusiasm to the judgment of strangers, even if they are wrong, even if your enthusiasm is phony.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Rocha – – Studies in Philosophy and Education 32 6: Now we have been rendered permanent children. Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.

A Gtto to Peter Gardner. Unfortunately, jonh school did not allow that dialogue to happen, except for a few teachers who had the courage to engage the students. Gathering themselves to pursue individual, family, and community dreams consistent with their private humanity is what makes them whole; only slaves are gathered by others.

Years of bells will condition all but the strongest to a world that can no longer offer important work to do. Be the first to learn about new releases! Why, then, are we locking kids up in an involuntary network with strangers for twelve years?

The Immorality of the Hidden Curriculum. Even then, philosophers saw clearly the inevitable direction the professionalization of teaching would take, that of pre-empting the teaching function, which, in dumbingg healthy community, belongs to everyone.

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Why the Hidden Curriculum is Hidden. Let them manage themselves. Although teachers do care and do work very, very hard, the institution is psychopathic — it has no conscience.

At eighty-eight, having retired from teaching plumbing in a trade school, he taught courses in a ux school to adults who wanted to learn how to use computers. A Rejoinder to John White. John Taylor Gatto – forthcoming – Nexus.

It is illegitimate to have an expert answer that question for you. 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.


Dumbing Us Down Quotes by John Taylor Gatto

It is important for those working in the field of education to understand the serious damage that factory-schooling does to our children and to our wider species. But schooling is a wonderful hustle, getting sharper all the time. The truth is that schools don’t really teach anything except how to obey orders. The Ideological Reduction of Education.

Children and families need some relief from government surveillance and intimidation if original expressions belonging to THEM are to develop. Macmillan – forthcoming – Philosophy of Education: This pamphlet seeks to open a debate on the Right to Education Campaign. The Hidden Curriculum of Dumbinh Schooling. This is a great mystery to gafto because thousands of humane, caring people work in schools as teachers and aides and administrators, but the abstract logic of the institution overwhelms their individual contributions.

Although teachers to care and do work very, very hard, the institution is psychopathic — it has no conscience. No one believes anymore that scientists are trained in science classes or politicians in civics classes or poets in English classes.

Request removal from index. The solution, I think, is simple and glorious. Bells are the secret logic of school time; their logic is inexorable. Factory-schooling is guilty of its own deadly dukbing.

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