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THE EXHAUSTED SCHOOL: “How Did We Ever Come to Believe that the State Should Tell Our Children What to Think?” John Taylor Gatto Keep in mind as I. John Taylor Gatto[1] (born December 15, [2]) is an American author and former. 24 The Exhausted School-Excerpts-John Taylor Gatto John Taylor Gatto on what’s wrong with college. including Dumbing Us Down, The Exhausted School, A Different Kind of Teacher, and The.

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Could you give me one example of what you did that was right, and was blocked? Until finally I ended up at the school that produced 7 of johnn 9 “Central Park jogger” rapists, including a number of other distinctions.

Berkeley Hills Books- Education – pages. What I really want to say here is that the school system at its heart, even though yes its their to, in some sense, to educate the children, but at its heart its really there to break their spirits. He is an activist critical of compulsory schooling and of what he characterizes as the hegemonic nature of discourse on education and the education professions. Even though it’s short I think it would be confusing.

His belief was privatization of education along with a free market system was the most viable option. Any reform in schooling must deal with its absurdities: Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul In a quick take, if you set the idiom aside, they’re producing work of a caliber that we associate with adults.

Didan Praboe rated it it was amazing Apr 17, Inspiring material for educators. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The truth is they could have been under anyone’s direction, who had followed the same sort of system dirt farmers would have followed years ago.


Since exposure is required in intimate relationships, these must be avoided. We are a land of talkers now. Structurally, schools fly in the face of how children learn. Sfhool the hours we are together, you’ll hear six separate logics of schooling, as different jihn each other as they are from the logic of government factory schools where I spend my own working life.

However, the last chapter was a fascinating look at how Plato’s Republic has negatively influenced our country. This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat InGatto had two major strokes which occurred after he completed the filming of “The Ultimate History Lesson: Two poles which are totally at variance with the consumer mass-obedience operation which is cheerleaded from Jesse Jackson on the Left, or [Nation of Islam leader Louis] Farrakhan even more to the Left, to, you know, the Right Wing ttaylor, the Moral Majority and the chamber of commerce!

Two institutions control our children’s lives – television and schooling, probably in that order. If you’ve never read anything by John Taylor Gatto I wouldn’t start with this one. We didn’t have to understand – I’ll use Aristotle as an example – ggatto didn’t have to understand everything Aristotle was driving at to be absolutely certain that a lively discussion thf that much of what he was driving at were current topics in kids minds.

What’s happening is that each subordinate level that has to give permission is on thin ice. I’d like to do this, to allow your listeners to independently verify that its possible.

Shanker is as close to being a classical old-line socialist – nor did he make any bones about that. He says networks have become an unhealthy substitute for community in the United States.

The Exhausted School: Bending The Bars Of Traditional Education

Without children and old people mixing in daily life, a community has no future and no past, only a continuous present. So we’ve watched schooling go from an average weeks and produce a totally literate nation. Also in learning how to make a home, a living, and dozens of other tasks necessary to become a whole man or woman. That’s only a couple of months!


Carpenter, associate professor of education at Berry Collegehas called his books “scathing” and “one-sided and hyperbolic, [but] not inaccurate” [7] and describes himself as in agreement with Gatto.

From inside the book. Many great ideas are presented here from different people offering alternatives to traditional school models. The bottom line of these proposals is reduction exhausged the damaging effects of “freedom” and “family” on a subject population.

John Taylor Gatto – Wikipedia

Achool me say, not in Shanker’s defense, but an explanation of how Shanker managed to draw support from all portions of the political spectrum: People are just wringing their hands, and it doesn’t seem like anything is going to get better with the path that we’re on.

Alexis de Tocqueville Award. What that is is, of scholl, different for each of us. John Taylor Gatto is an American retired school teacher of 29 years and 8 months and author of several books on education.

I’m sure he was an excellent teacher, but that’s really beside the point. It was resisted, sometimes with guns, by an estimated 80 percent of the Massachusetts population.