Public education – always a hot topic

Across North America major international players are reshaping public education behind the scenes to suit their own self-serving agendas, without regard for the wants of parents and the welfare of their children, and turning teachers into pawns. This video lecture documents how today’s educational system dumbs down kids deliberately, creating people who don’t think or ask any questions, but just follow orders.

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=7398714418354815608&hl=en&fs=true

If you are not up for a video at this moment, go to the website of John Taylor Gatto (http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/index.htm). John Taylor Gatto is one of today’s most interesting writers on education. He has written many articles on the topic and is perhaps most well known for his book, Dumbing Us Down: The Invisible Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling.

As a former New York City and New York State Teacher of the Year, John Taylor Gatto has an “inside the trenches” perspective on education and his criticisms cannot be easily written off. Look into what he has to say about what he has learned about the educational system after more than 30 years of classroom experience. BTW, in his effort to inform as many people as possible, he has made his excellent book about the history of American education free online: http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/underground/index.htm.

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