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Dumbing Us Down

The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

by John Taylor Gatto

  • 104 Want to read
  • 17 Currently reading

Published by New Society Publishers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Curriculum planning & development,
  • Philosophy,
  • Educators,
  • Education / Teaching,
  • Education,
  • United States,
  • History,
  • Non-Formal Education,
  • Education / General,
  • Biography

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages104
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8326483M
    ISBN 10086571231X
    ISBN 109780865712317

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There have only been two books this year that upon finishing I was so impressed and blown away by that I felt the desire to reopen immediately and read again. The first was mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis and now this here little gem dumbing us down/5.

Dumbing Us Down – The Hidden Curriculum Of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto is a masterly an in-depth view into how public schooling really works. Sampling many of his best personal essays, Dumbing Us Down features the true reasons why education in our modern day system is failing: because it’s meant to be that way/5().

In celebration of the ten-year anniversary of 'Dumbing Us Down' and to keep this classic current, the publisher has renewed the cover art, added new material about John and the impact of the book, and a new Foreword.

About the Author. John Gatto was a teacher in New York City's public schools for over 30 years and is a recipient of the New York /5().

In Dumbing Us Down, Mr. Gatto gives his first person perspective on the tragic waste of human potential induced by coerced year confinement of the young to the artificial and anesthetizing environment of the classroom. The book is both enlightening and frightening. Personally, I felt a sense of vindication while reading the by:   Dumbing Us Down – The Hidden Curriculum Of Compulsory Schooling was published inand is a masterly opening salvo and in-depth overview into how public schooling really works.

Sampling many of his best personal essays, Dumbing Us Down features the true reasons why education in our modern day system is failing: because it’s meant to be. 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. Dumbing Us Down: Notes Over the winter holiday break, I read John Taylor Gatto's Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling. I'm using this space to record a few thoughts and notes from the book, as I don't have the time or mental energy to pull together a solid book review.

A retired New York State public school teacher, Gatto has been named "Teacher of the Year" in both New York City and New York State. In books such as Tyranny of Government Schooling and Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling, Gatto exposes the hidden agendas of public schooling.4/5(14).

Dumbing Us Down | by John Taylor Gatto | Chapter 1. For that reason alone, Dumbing Us Down is an intriguing book. Having seen things firsthand, Gatto is in a position to understand just how bad America’s public schools are. Originally published inDumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling is a collection of essays and speeches by Gatto on public education.

Though. Ignoring this can lead to the misperception that America is dumbing down. Find a college exam, hop in a time machine, and go back to the s. Ask mid-century college students to. Subject: Image Created Date: 9/13/ PM.

Dumbing down is the deliberate oversimplification of intellectual content in education, literature, and cinema, news, video games and term "dumbing down" originated inas movie-business slang used by screenplay writers, meaning: "[to] revise so as to appeal to those of little education or intelligence".

Dumbing-down varies according to subject matter, and usually. Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by Gatto, John and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at book,Dumbing Us Down, is a treatise against what he believes to be the destructive nature of schooling.

The book opens with a chapter called "The Seven-Lesson Schoolteacher," in which he outlines sevenharmful lessons he must convey as a public schoolteacher: 1.) confusion 2.) class. The Paperback of the Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto at Barnes & Noble.

FREE Shipping on $35 or Due to COVID, orders may be delayed/5(27). Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto– Book Review by Jonathan Pinedo Mar 21 by joana galarza johnson These days, it is popular to declare that American education is “broken,” that kids do not receive the proper education, and.

Dumbing Us Down. John Taylor Gatto. My father is a born teacher. He’s the kind of man who can spot a potential learner from a distance and go into action. When I was in my forties, he taught me how to bowl at his local bowling alley.

In his typical fashion, he said, “Pick up the ball and roll it fast toward the center of those pins.”. “The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America — A Chronological Paper Trail”, will change forever the way you look at your child’s education.

Written by whistleblower Charlotte T. Iserbyt, it is the result of what she discovered while working in the US Department of Education and her subsequent research on the subject. dumbing us down - the hidden agenda of compulsory education, john taylor gatto.Reading Dumbing Us Down with an inquisitive mind is a whale of a learning experience, and it doesn’t take long to do.

The book is only pages, every one of them delightfully original. Hannah Lapp is a freelance writer who lives in Cassadaga, New : Hannah Lapp. Dumbing Us Down | Chapter 2 | Effortless English Book Club.