9780865714489

Dumbing Us Down : The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

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  • ISBN13:

    9780865714489

  • ISBN10:

    0865714487

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-04-01
  • Publisher: New Society Pub

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Summary

With over 70,000 copies of the first edition in print, this radical treatise on public education has been a New Society Publishers' bestseller for 10 years! 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 second edition describes the wide-spread impact of the book and Gatto's "guerrilla teaching." John Gatto has been a teacher for 30 years and is a recipient of the New York State Teacher of the Year award. His other titles include A Different Kind of Teacher (Berkeley Hills Books, 2001) and The Underground History of American Education (Oxford Village Press, 2000).

Author Biography

John Taylor Gatto Was a Public Schoolteacher for 30 Years, Becoming Both the New York City and New York State Teacher of the Year

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii
Thomas Moore
Introduction to the Second Edition xvii
David Albert
Publisher's Note-from the First Edition xxx
About the Author xxxiii
The Seven-Lesson Schoolteacher
1(19)
The Psychopathic School
20(15)
The Green Monongahela
35(11)
We Need Less School, Not More
46(27)
The Congregational Principle
73(22)
Afterword: Ten Years Later 95

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