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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User Review  - SueinCyprus - LibraryThing

‘Dumbing us down’ is subtitled, ‘The hidden curriculum of compulsory schooling’, and consists of the text of five speeches that the author has made. One of them, was somewhat ironically his acceptance ... Read full review

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Although there were a few good points brought up in this book it really misses the mark as far as fixing things. One of the problems the author singles out as an issue in the public schools is that ... Read full review

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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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