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    • Dumbing Us Down

    • The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
    • By: John Taylor Gatto
    • Narrated by: Michael Puttonen
    • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Thirty years in New York City's public schools led John Gatto to the sad conclusion that compulsory schooling does little but teach young people to follow orders like cogs in an industrial machine. With over 100,000 copies in print since its original publication in 2002, this book is collection of essays and speeches and includes a describes the wide-spread impact of the book and Gatto's "guerrilla teaching". John Gatto was a teacher in New York City's public schools for over 30 years and was a New York State Teacher of the Year.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • He speaks the truth because he was a cog

    • By Cathy D. Schouten on 04-28-15

    Regular price: $22.40

    • 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I will never see school the same

    • By Nicole on 05-21-15

    Regular price: $28.00