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Dumbing Us Down

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Publisher: New Society Publishers
Pub. Date: 2002-02-01
ISBN: 9780865714489
Format: Paperback - 144 pages
Size: 6" x 9" (w x h)
BISAC: EDUCATION / Curricula

Dumbing Us Down

The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

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.
About the Authors

John Taylor Gatto is an internationally renowned speaker who lectures widely on school reform. He taught for 30 years in public schools before resigning on the op-ed pages of the Wall Street Journal during the year he was named New York State's official "Teacher of the Year." On April 3, 2008, the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard credited Mr. Gatto with adding the expression "dumbing us down" to the school debate worldwide.

 



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