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  • Weapons of Mass Instruction

  • A Schoolteacher's Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling
  • By: John Taylor Gatto
  • Narrated by: Michael Puttonen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
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John Taylor Gatto's Weapons of Mass Instruction focuses on mechanisms of traditional education which cripple imagination, discourage critical thinking, and create a false view of learning as a byproduct of rote-memorization drills. Gatto's earlier book, Dumbing Us Down, introduced the now-famous expression of the title into the common vernacular. Weapons of Mass Instruction adds another chilling metaphor to the brief against conventional schooling.

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  • I will never see school the same

  • By Nicole on 05-21-15

Rich in historical context and experience

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Reviewed: 06-21-15

Good book for any one looking for a nice overview yet plenty intricate details to leave you wanting to learn even more.

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