This man’s story really inspired me. So if you are having a bad day or feeling like others have it better than you, this will give you a new perspective – unless, of course, you like pity parties, in which case I can’t help you.
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09 May 2012 Leave a comment
Did you know that nearly all “negro spirituals” are “written” to be played on just the black keys? Listen to Wintley Phipps tell you (in his soul-soothing voice…oh my!) about this and the enlightening and moving story behind Amazing Grace.
20 Mar 2012 Leave a comment
in Education, Minor rant Tags: Compulsory schooling, Department of Education, dumbed down, educational agenda, John Taylor Gatto, public schools, Schools, The Underground History of American Education, Video
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.
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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