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Dumbing Us Down

The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

by (author) John Taylor Gatto

narrator Michael Puttonen

Publisher
Post Hypnotic Press
Initial publish date
Jan 2017
Category
General
  • Audio disc

    ISBN
    9781926910307
    Publish Date
    Jan 2017
    List Price
    $26.00
  • Downloadable audio file

    ISBN
    9780986657627
    Publish Date
    Jan 2017
    List Price
    $20.00
  • CD-Audio

    ISBN
    9781926910291
    Publish Date
    Jan 2017
    List Price
    $50.00

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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 is a recipient of the New York State Teacher of the Year award. A much-sought after speaker on education throughout North America, his other books include Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher’s Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling, (audio, Post Hypnotic Press 2012, print, New Society Press, 2009), A Different Kind of Teacher (Berkeley Hills Books, 2001), and The Underground History of American Education (Oxford Village Press, 2000).

About the authors

John Taylor Gatto's profile page

Sue Reed is a registered Landscape Architect with thirty years' experience designing sustainable landscapes that are ecologically rich, energy efficient, and climate-responsive. Sue served for 14 years as adjunct faculty at the Conway School of Landscape Design and has led numerous workshops on the subject of ecological landscaping. Sue is the author of Energy-Wise Landscape Design, for which she also provided much of the photography.

Michael Puttonen's profile page

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