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Weapons of Mass Instruction A Schoolteacher's Journey through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Arwin Wundt and others which contend the term “education” is meaningless because humanity is strictly limited by necessities of biology psychology and theology The real function of pedagogy is to render the common population manageableRealizing that goal demands that the young be conditioned to rely upon experts remain divided from natural alliances and accept disconnections from the experiences that create self reliance and independenceEscaping this trap reuires a different way of growing up one Gatto calls “open source learning” In chapters such as “A Letter to Kristina my Granddaughter”; “Fat Stanley”; and “WalkaboutLondon” this different reality is illustratedJohn Taylor Gatto taught for thirty years in public schools before resigning from school teaching in the op ed pages of The Wall Street Journal during the year he was named New York State’s official Teacher of the Year Since then he has traveled three million miles lecturing on school refor. I almost gave this just 2 stars The author raises some good points and I give him a full third star for clueing me in to the idea that 12 13 years of compulsory schooling is not the best use of our time at least not the way we go about it However his arguments are anectdotal he meanders all over the place and has a few post hoc fallacies going never mind the borderline conspiricy theories What a Carve Up the Looking for Garbo term “education” is meaningless because humanity is strictly limited by necessities of biology psychology and Friday Night at Hodges' Cafe theology The real function of pedagogy is Monster Hunter Legion to render Medea Stimmen the common population manageableRealizing Non fidarti di nessuno that goal demands ILLICIT LOVER that The Glenn Gould Reader the young be conditioned గోన గన్నా రెడ్డి Gona Ganna reddy to rely upon experts remain divided from natural alliances and accept disconnections from Mystery of Metru Nui the experiences Shifter Wonderland Anthology that create self reliance and independenceEscaping Picture Theory Essays on Verbal and Visual Representation this Le due schiavitù to Kristina my Granddaughter”; “Fat Stanley”; and “WalkaboutLondon” The Half Mother A Novel this different reality is illustratedJohn Taylor Gatto Shaky Ground taught for Reach Finding Strength Spirit and Personal Power thirty years in public schools before resigning from school Nilas Hope teaching in Man Up Vol 1 the op ed pages of The Wall Street Journal during A Necessary Evil the year he was named New York State’s official Teacher of Freddy the Magician Freddy the Pig Series the Year Since Kurt Cobain uando ero un alieno then he has Technology Entrepreneur traveled Michael The Connelly Cousins #3 three million miles lecturing on school refor. I almost gave The Complete Idiots Guide to Digestive Health this just 2 stars The author raises some good points and I give him a full COUNTDOWN TO VALKYRIE THE JULY PLOT TO ASSASSINATE HITLER third star for clueing me in A primer for the gradual understanding of Gertrude Stein to Morte no condomínio the idea Blood Hunt Sentinel Wars #5 that 12 13 years of compulsory schooling is not The Séance the best use of our Ximena de dos caminos time at least not Time of Our Singing the way we go about it However his arguments are anectdotal he meanders all over The Black Arrow A Tale of the Two Roses the place and has a few post hoc fallacies going never mind El túnel the borderline conspiricy Angels Insects Two Novellas theories

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Weapons of Mass Instruction A Schoolteacher's Journey through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook The first pages of this book he takes even unwilling readers along with him In Weapons of Mass Instruction he speaks movingly to readers' deepest desires for an education that taps their talents and frees frustrated ambitions It is a challenging and extraordinary book that is a must read for anyone navigating their way through the school system Ria Julien Winnipeg Free PressJohn Taylor Gatto’s Weapons of Mass Instruction focuses on mechanisms of familiar schooling that cripple imagination discourage critical thinking and create a false view of learning as a by product of rote memorization drills Gatto’s earlier book Dumbing Us Down put that now famous expression of the title into common use worldwide Weapons of Mass Instruction promises to add another chilling metaphor to the brief against schoolingHere is a demonstration that the harm school inflicts is uite rational and deliberate following high level political theories constructed by Plato Calvin Spinoza Fichte D. John Taylor Gatto is one of those voices in the wilderness that we all really need to listen to And one of the things that really sticks out to me is that he is a very gentle man just watch his interviews on youtubeI have both read this book in my early days of homeschooling and listened to it on audio I think the thing that really strikes me here is What Exactly is the role of public school in our society I won t get into my own homeschooling journey and search for answers to that uestion but I will say Mr Gatto s work opened my eyes in a way they hadn t been opened before His understanding of children what they are actually capable of compared to how we treat them was almost enough to bring one to tears His struggles to create an educational environment for his pupils border on heroic I will warn you John Taylor Gatto is a bit of a gateway drug into the darker underbelly of public school His books lead me to an almost horror filled fascination with this subject and answers to uestions I hadn t yet asked Even if you find Mr Gatto s claims a bit farther fetched than you are prepared for it doesn t take long before you realize Mr Gatto was actually painting things rosier than how they really stand

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Weapons of Mass Instruction A Schoolteacher's Journey through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook “Gatto draws on thirty years in the classroom and many years of research as a school reformer He puts forth his thesis with a rhetorical style that is passionate logical and laden with examples and illustrations” ForeWord Magazine“Weapons of Mass Instruction is probably his best yet Gatto’s storytelling skill shines as he relates tales of real people who fled the school system and succeeded in spite of the popular wisdom that insists on diplomas degrees and credentials If you are just beginning to suspect there may be a problem with schooling as opposed to educating as Gatto would say then you’ll not likely find a better expose of the problem than Weapons of Mass Instruction” Cathy Duffy ReviewsIn this book the noisy gadfly of US education takes up the uestion of damage done in the name of schooling Again he touches on many of the same uestions and finds the same answers  Gatto is a bold and compelling critic in a field defined by politic statements and from. I really enjoyed this book respect John Taylor Gatto and agree with most of what he s saying But a few things stopped me from giving Weapons of Mass Instruction 4 or even 5 stars Most importantly1 His overblown admiration of the colonial and early national period of American history Arguing that that period was a time of unparalleled promise and opportunity is not only morally suspect in my opinion but also historically inaccurate Sure maybe if you weren t one of the one fifth of the population considered property a member of half the population who had vaginas and were therefore essentially property one of the millions of Native Americans slaughtered or dispossessed or one of the majority motley proletariatpropertyless who fared no better in their newly independent democracy than they had under British rule sure then maybe you had access to an AWESOME education in early America The systematic injustices that Gatto argues the school system perpetuates is not an aberration of the founding fathers vision it was a structuring component of it Period Thus I think this book could have been a lot stronger if it didn t repeatedly suggest that we need to return to the good ole days of early national America2 Structure As in this book had almost none I thought it started off strong but very uickly became a meandering rant punctuated by a few case studies of people who dropped out of school but are still successful Which is not to say it s not an entertaining rant but still This lack of cohesiveness undermines in my opinion his larger argument about the point of schools 3 Related to point 2 there were times where I wondered if Gatto had an editor for this book I know I know English is a dynamic language and blah blah blah blah it s lame to get hung up on grammar blah blah blah I say this as someone who taught English in college and really hated when my colleagues emphasized traditional and virtually useless grammar instruction at the expense of nurturing critical thought But some of the grammar mistakes in this text were DISTRACTING Paired with the structure I sometimes I felt like I was just intuiting Gatto s unedited thoughts straight from his brainWhich is again not to say that they re not very important and interesting unedited thoughts I just thought this book lost a lot of steam as it moved forward and could have been a lot stronger 4 I think the idea that schools should be turned over to the free market the same free market that appears to be at the root of all the other problems Gatto bemoans REPREHENSIBLE Nuff saidI would recommend Dumbing Us Down although it shares some of these problems particularly 1 before recommending this one

  • Hardcover
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  • Weapons of Mass Instruction A Schoolteacher's Journey through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling
  • John Taylor Gatto
  • English
  • 07 May 2020
  • 9780865716315

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