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49 quotes from Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling: ‘I’ve noticed a fascinating phenomenon in my thirty years of teaching: sch. 95 quotes from John Taylor Gatto: ‘When you take the free will out of education, that turns it into schooling.’, ‘I’ve noticed a fascinating phenomenon in my thirty. 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.

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It is no surprise therefore that Gatto advocates a free-market school system: Although teachers to care and do work very, very hard, the institution is psychopathic — it has no conscience.

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What Is Classical Education? No one believes anymore that scientists are trained in science classes or politicians in civics classes or poets in English classes.

People need to be told what they are worth. At eighty-eight, having retired from teaching plumbing in a trade school, he taught courses in a local school to adults who wanted to learn how to use computers.

Bells inoculate each undertaking with significance. Children and families need some relief from government surveillance and intimidation if original expressions belonging to THEM are to develop.

Bells destroy the past and future, rendering every interval the same as any other, as the abstraction of a map renders every living mountain and river the same, even though they are not. For that reason alone, Dumbing Us Down is an intriguing book.

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Is College Worth the Cost? Gathering themselves to pursue individual, family, and community dreams consistent with their private humanity is what makes them whole; only dymbing are gathered by others.

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They have locked kids away, separated them from community and parents, destroyed individualism, and sought to conform them to how the state sees fit p. All Quotes Add A Quote.

Gatto basically told them that they were not serving kids well and that students needed to be told the truth, be given real-life learning experiences, and be responsible for their own education. It is important for those working in the field of education to understand the dumbijg damage that factory-schooling does to our children and to our wider species. It is hard to turn a dollar on education. In other words, Gatto is calling for parents to consider the homeschooling option.

In his opinion, few people opposing Gatto had seen the video presentation. Dabney’s Devastating Critique u Secular Education. It is illegitimate to have an expert answer that question vumbing you. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. When I was in my forties, he taught me how to bowl at his local bowling alley.

John Taylor Gatto Quotes (Author of Dumbing Us Down)

The truth is that schools don’t really teach anything except how to obey orders. Excerpt from the Foreward by Thomas Moore. It rings a bell and uus young man in the middle of writing a poem must close his notebook and move to a different cell where he must memorize that humans and monkeys derive from a common ancestor.

If not schooling, then what?

Dumbing Us Down Quotes

Now we have been rendered permanent children. Goodreads helps you follow your favorite authors. Knowledge will continue to increase at a dizzying rate. Learning Parks was one of the first experiments co-created by Shikshantar in Udaipur in the year The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling.

The school thanked him for the offer but told him there was no room on their schedule. Is the Right to Education a blessing or a curse? The truth is that schools don’t really teach anything except how to obey orders. Even then, philosophers saw clearly the dumbint direction the professionalization of teaching would take, that of pre-empting the teaching function, which, in a healthy community, belongs to everyone.

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Put kids in a class and they will live out their lives in an invisible cage, isolated from their chance at community; interrupt kids with bells and horns all the time and they will learn that nothing is important or worth finishing; ridicule them eown they will retreat from human association; shame them and they will find a hundred ways to get even.

How have you been trying to unlearn them? He knew I could learn this relatively simple skill on my own. Chris Plant Gabriola Island, B. Unfortunately, our school did not allow that dialogue to happen, except for a eumbing teachers who had the courage to engage the students. Learning Parks of Possibilities Learning Parks was one of the first experiments co-created by Shikshantar in Udaipur in the year Return education to the free market and make it home-centered.

The net effect of making all schoolwork external to individual longings, experiences, questions, and problems is to render the victim listless. I hope I still have that kind of passion in my eighties. And under the guise that it is the same thing dwn education, it has been picking our pockets just as Socrates predicted it would thousands of years ago. Originally published inDumbing Us Down: Years of bells will condition all but the strongest to a world that no longer offer important work to do.