Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

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By (author) John Taylor Gatto, Foreword by Thomas Moore

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  • Publisher: New Society Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 229mm x 15mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Gabriola Island
  • ISBN 10: 0865714487
  • ISBN 13: 9780865714489
  • Edition: 10
  • Edition statement: 10th Anniversary ed.
  • Sales rank: 11,580

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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).

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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 the United States, his other books include A Different Kind of Teacher (Berkeley Hills Books, 2001) and The Underground History of American Education (Oxford Village Press, 2000).

Table of contents

The Seven-Lesson Schoolteacher; The Psychopathic School; The Green Monongahela; We Need Less School, Not More; The Congregational Principle.