John Gatto

John Gatto

John Taylor Gatto is an internationally renowned speaker who lectures widely on school reform. He taught for 30 years in public schools before resigning on the op-ed pages of the Wall Street Journal during the year he was named New York State's official "Teacher of the Year." On April 3, 2008, the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard credited Mr. Gatto with adding the expression "dumbing us down" to the school debate worldwide.

Author's Titles

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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