John Taylor Gatto: The Pathology of Schooling

(Native Speakers Academy) A former New York teacher of the year, Gatto is probably the most interesting writer/speaker on education today. He shows that our bureaucratic schools and our bureaucratic society just get in the way of learning. He often contrasts modern America with 19th century America, where family, work, and democratic self-government let people educate themselves. His knowledge of the key players in the history of education is unparalleled.

http://johntaylorgatto.com/

Books:

Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling, 10th Anniversary Edition

Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher’s Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling

The Underground History of American Education: A School Teacher’s Intimate Investigation Into the Problem of Modern Schooling

Educating Your Child in Modern Times: How to Raise an Intelligent, Sovereign & Ethical Human Being

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