Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

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New Society Publishers, Feb 1, 2002 - Education - 144 pages
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Excellent insight into the education system. - Goodreads
He's a great writer. - Goodreads
... on why the US educational system doesn't work. - Goodreads

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This was a very insightful book about the many faults and even evils of the compulsory, monopoly government school system, written by someone who spent most of his career in that system (and won ... Read full review

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A good read. I grew up in public school but had that one teacher that really touched me and I still seek to discover what it was about him that makes me remember him so well as a teacher. Read full review

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Contents

THE SEVENLESSON SCHOOLTEACHER
1
THE PSYCHOPATHIC SCHOOL
20
THE GREEN MONONGAHELA
35
WE NEED LESS SCHOOL NOT MORE
46
THE CONGREGATIONAL PRINCIPLE
73
to the Tenth Anniversary Edition
95
from the Publisher
104
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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 the United States, his other books include A Different Kind of Teacher (Berkeley Hills Books, 2001) and The Underground History of American Education (Oxford Village Press, 2000).

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