Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Education
A highly praised bestseller for over a decade, "Dumbing Us Down" is a radical treatise on public education that concludes that compulsory government ... Show synopsis A highly praised bestseller for over a decade, "Dumbing Us Down" is a radical treatise on public education that concludes that compulsory government schooling does little but teach young people to follow orders like cogs in a machine. This Special Collector's Hardcover Edition celebrates 100,000 copies of the book in print, and the book's on-going importance and popularity. 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 North America, his other books include "A Different Kind of Teacher" (Berkeley Hills Books, 2001) and "The Underground History of American Education" (Oxford Village Press, 2000).