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ISBN: 0865714487 / ISBN-13: 9780865714489

Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

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  • Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling (New Society Publishers) – Trade paperback (2002)
    by John Taylor Gatto, Thomas Moore (Foreword by), David Albert, Fr. (Introduction by)

    Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

    Trade paperback, New Society Publishers
    2002
    English
    10th Anniversary ed.
    103 pages

    ISBN: 0865714487
    ISBN-13: 9780865714489

    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 ... Show more

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Reviews of Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

Overall customer rating: 5.000
Sororitas

A must read for every teacher

by Sororitas on Jan 17, 2008

This book exposes much of problems with public education, Why public education often fails and why people graduate without knowledge of basics like reading and writing.

momofnine

must read

by momofnine on Nov 2, 2007

this is my second copy of this book, as the first was loaned and never returned. very interesting, easy to read, because most of it is in speech form. you will never look at your child's education the same again.

Maddens92

WOW!

by Maddens92 on Jun 14, 2007

What an eye-opener this book is...

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