Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher's Journey through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling

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New Society Publishers, Oct 18, 2013 - Education - 215 pages
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The transformation of schooling from a twelve-year jail sentence to freedom to learn.
  

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User Review  - ohernaes - LibraryThing

Modern schooling is a tool for stifling thinking and controlling the masses. Endless examples of people without much formal education who have made it big, nothing about the failures. Reasoned critiques of the school system are valuable. This book is not. Read full review

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User Review  - RoseEllen - LibraryThing

I just finished reading Weapons of Mass Instruction by John Taylor Gatto, and now I wish I had someone to discuss it with. I think it would make a great read for a book discussion group, or a seminar ... Read full review

Contents

Everything You Know about Schools is Wrong
1
Walkabout London
27
Fat Stanley and the Lancaster Amish
61
David Sarnoffs Classroom
71
Hector Isnt the Problem
83
The Camino de Santiago
91
Weapons of Mass Instruction
99
What is Education?
145
A Letter to My Granddaughter About Dartmouth
157
Incident at Highland High
175
Afterword
193
Index
207
About the Author
215
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About the author (2013)

John Taylor Gatto was a teacher in New York for 26 years before quitting in 1991. He is a tireless advocate for school reform, has won numerous awards and his earlier book, Dumbing Us Down, has sold over 100,000 copies.

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