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
The transformation of schooling from a twelve-year jail sentence to freedom to learn.

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User Review  - Razinha - LibraryThing

This is without a doubt the most important book I have read in several years. His recap of Alexander Inglis's six functions of modern schooling (from Inglis's "Principles of Secondary Education") in ... Read full review

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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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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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