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

User Review  - Corrina - Goodreads

Extremely thought-provoking book! Read full review

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User Review  - Brian Huskie - Goodreads

A book of the man's speeches. Quick to read and fascinating. Read full review

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User Review  - Bea Bolinger - Goodreads

Everything I read about this book before reading it (including the forward and introduction to the 2nd edition, 2005) made me think I was going to be in agreement / have my mind blown / learn ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Sheri Silver - Goodreads

Quite "ranty" but if you can get past the often bitter tone, it's the message is revolutionary. He calls for a paradigm shift in public education and I have to agree. I wish though, that there were ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Heather {JoshuasGirl.com} - Goodreads

Wow, this book was heavy, and filled with thought provoking arguments against our current "public education". John Taylor Gatto gives inside information and detailed reasoning on why it's not working ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Vladislav Stoilov - Goodreads

A great book showing us the true purpose of the compulsory schooling. :) The school as we know it is innovated as a huge slavery's machine with a purpose to produce subjugated and easy to manage ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Matthew Showman - Goodreads

I give this book three stars not because it was bad, but because it was not what I expected. I love Gatto's ideas, and I am in agreement with most. I expected him to make more concrete connections ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

Let me start out by saying that I am a public school teacher, so I may have some bias and will admit that I could feel defensive as Gatto derides public education, even though he was in public ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Callie - Goodreads

Very interesting read from a former schoolteacher on the problems with the public school system. I am also reading Gatto's other book, Weapons of Mass Instruction, and these books kind of tie into ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Ilib4kids - Goodreads

370.11 GAT 2005 My review: this is 10th anniversary edition. I did see this book 10 years ago, but at that time, my knowledge about education and fluency in English are both limited. I did not quite ... Read full review

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