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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,241 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Taylor Gatto Narrator: Michael Puttonen Publisher: Post Hypnotic Press Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 contains a description of the wide-spread impact of the book and Gatto's guerrilla teaching.

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 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, A Different Kind of Teacher, and The Underground History of American Education.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Wendy | 2/19/2014

    " I homeschool, and my husband works in public education. I recently had a conversation with a friend about how she doesn't know how much longer her teacher husband can take it with all the work piled on him. She blames parents, but teachers are parents too. What I see is a break down of human "community". This book left me feeling controlled which is so against the American experiment and unfortunately my husband and I see a lot of what is in this book and more. Definitely a book to be taken seriously. Every parent needs to be open- minded and take an active role in their kids education. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lee | 1/24/2014

    " This book completely turned my concept of education upside down. he put into words my frustrations with the educational system of this country. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Heathermommy | 1/23/2014

    " Eye opening. Should be recquired reading for all parents. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Joanna | 1/23/2014

    " I can't even say whether I agree or disagree with Gatto because he never really makes an argument, just a bunch of sweeping generalizations and emotionally loaded rhetoric. No statistics or evidence, hardly any concrete examples, nothin'. And his solution chapter seems more like wishful thinking than anything practical. "

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