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This stands to reason as we know that our parents, our grandparents, even our great grandparents, have participated in public education of some type, but it is at this point where things begin to get fuzzy. The truth is that public education as we know it today, free public education, available to anyone, regardless of class, social standing, race or religion, is an American phenomenon and has only been in existence, in the form that we now understand it, since the early 20th century, Plant, Decline Truth be told, at the onset, government sanctioned education was most often met with resistance, even violence, …show more content… Inside The plans laid over years ago have well come to pass and we are now churning out hundreds of thousands of functionally illiterate students each year, bent on entering the corporate work force. Suited for nothing else, having not an inkling of enterprise, not capable of independent thought, trained to be dependent on authority, not able to take personal responsibility, these victims of public education have little other option but to embrace the corporate structure, which is exactly what they have been programmed to do, Gatto InfoWars Charlotte Iserbyt, a former teacher and school board member, who served as Senior Policy Advisor for both the Office of Educational Research and Improvements, and the U.

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Unstable self-confidence You can not hide I would like to write down here what you should understand exactly under the teachings, but that would go beyond the scope. I would recommend you to buy the book and read it. What else? There are still many many different topics. One of the things I found very interesting was, for example, the psychopathic school system.

There it is noted that the students are very often suppressed by the teachers and therefore can no longer develop or have to live with fears. Because I have already had a lot of experience in this area, I can understand exactly what the teacher wrote there. My experiences Until two years ago, I did my retraining as a media designer and had to go to school there. Even before that, I somehow had a bad feeling every time I went to school. It always seemed to me that the school wanted to give us only bits of knowledge and not more.

There was no interest in keeping up with the time, but the schools and teachers just played their program every day and every year and the students had to accept it as it is. If you had a different opinion than the teacher, he deliberately suppressed this person as long as the student was in his class and that did not happen once. It happens so often that almost all students have a dislike of the schools.

Conclusion I think that once again a person has thought out of the box and brought his expertise to the paper. Once again, I felt confirmed with every page I read, and found it more exciting because the author is a specialist. In my opinion, all parents should buy and read this book before their child s go to school, so they know from the beginning what is going wrong in the schools and to prevent that to affect their children.

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John Taylor Gatto – Dumbing Us Down

Unstable self-confidence You can not hide I would like to write down here what you should understand exactly under the teachings, but that would go beyond the scope. I would recommend you to buy the book and read it. What else? There are still many many different topics. One of the things I found very interesting was, for example, the psychopathic school system.

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Dumbing us down : the hidden curriculum of compulsory schooling

It has sold over , copies [1] and consists of a multitude of speeches given by the author. The book proposes that radical change is needed to the American educational system to turn around the negative socialization that children receive. Main thesis[ edit ] Gatto asserts the following regarding what school does to children in Dumbing Us Down: It confuses the students. It presents an incoherent ensemble of information that the child needs to memorize to stay in school.

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But some people believe that the answer to some of these problems is just to have more schooling, not less. John Gatto, a teacher for more than 30 years and winner of the New York City and New York State Teacher of the Year awards opposes this principle and actually says we should have less school, not more. He asserts that American education actually works perfectly for what it was designed to do. It was designed to create a docile, friendly workforce to meet the growing needs of corporate capitalism. It ensures a workforce that will rely on corporate institutions for their income, stimulation and self-esteem and will learn to find meaning in their lives solely in the production and consumption of material goods. Unfortunately, though, schools have not been designed to educate anyone; on the contrary, they are designed to churn out mass production citizens, much like an assembly line can mass produce cars that are nearly identical in their finished products.

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