John Gatto

John Gatto

John Gatto was a schoolteacher for 30 years. He resigned in the Op-Ed pages of The New York Times upon receiving the New York State Teacher of the Year award. He has been a fierce advocate for self-directed "guerrilla" education for decades, and is also the author of Weapons of Mass Instruction and The Underground History of American Education.

Author's Titles

Dumbing Us Down - 25th Anniversary Hardback Edition

Dumbing Us Down - 25th Anniversary Hardback Edition

The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

After over 100 years of mandatory schooling in the U.S., literacy rates have dropped, families are fragmented, learning "disabilities" are …

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Dumbing Us Down - 25th Anniversary Edition

Dumbing Us Down - 25th Anniversary Edition

The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

After over 100 years of mandatory schooling in the U.S., literacy rates have dropped, families are fragmented, learning "disabilities" are …

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Weapons of Mass Instruction

Weapons of Mass Instruction

A Schoolteacher’s Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling

John Taylor Gatto's Weapons of Mass Instruction, now available in paperback, focuses on mechanisms of traditional education which cripple …

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Dumbing Us Down

Dumbing Us Down

The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

by John Gatto
foreword by Thomas Moore

This radical treatise on public education has been a New Society Publishers' bestseller for 10 years! Thirty years of award-winning teaching in New …

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