THE EXHAUSTED SCHOOL: “How Did We Ever Come to Believe that the State Should Tell Our Children What to Think?” John Taylor Gatto Keep in mind as I. John Taylor Gatto[1] (born December 15, [2]) is an American author and former. 24 The Exhausted School-Excerpts-John Taylor Gatto John Taylor Gatto on what’s wrong with college. including Dumbing Us Down, The Exhausted School, A Different Kind of Teacher, and The.

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I’m not alleging that its conscious, but it happens.

John Taylor Gatto

The children I teach are uneasy with intimacy, solitude, or unguarded speech. So the group itself has retained its integrity agtto grown 30 times. Now we have a world in which this president is sxhool that we have to create a situation that everyone can have at least two years of college, in the same way that I suppose that the 6th grade was assumed to be necessary at the beginning of the century.

Two poles which are totally at variance with the consumer mass-obedience operation which is cheerleaded from Jesse Jackson on the Left, or [Nation of Islam leader Louis] Farrakhan even more to the Left, to, you know, the Right Wing folks, the Moral Majority and the chamber of commerce! And unless you can assemble large groups of labor, you were never going to be wealthy as the Europeans reckoned wealth, or the English reckoned wealth.

That leaves them 57 hours in which to grow up strong and competent and whole. Think of the things killing us as a nation: Where did we ever get the crazy idea that government had the right to tell us how our own kids should grow up? That this bizarre and disturbing behavior that kids, not only poor kids, but really prosperous kids in New York were producing, was a direct result of their lives being stripped of significant experiences, confined in these abstract cells for all of their natural youth, and set a diet of low-level abstractions.

When everything you do is interrupted before it’s finished, why should you care about anything? But that’s the real issue: For other people named John Taylor, see John Taylor disambiguation. What we have done then displace authority over the lives of children into so many different hands, many of those quite invisible, that to approach this with a problem solving set of mind is really to frustrate yourself to death.


There were a few other people in the room, and she said in that cold steely flinty voice of hers, “let me tell you that it won’t be for a hundred years that you see a crack in the soviet union, because they have a personal dossier of every citizen, and they have mathematical ways of telling where the fault lines will appear.

There’s about the same number of these people as there are Amish, and they aim for exactly the same grown-up solution that everyone will have an independent livelihood, or they’ll be a part of a small group that makes its living proving to other people that it’s valuable. Well, there’s a lot of problems Jerry. Craigrhodes rated it really liked it Jul 13, Gatto promoted homeschoolingand specifically unschooling and open source learning.

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Using school as a sorting mechanism, we appear to be on the way to creating a caste system, complete with untouchables who wander through subway trains begging, and sleep upon the streets. They have to overlook the Basques, they have to overlook the Amish, because they don’t fit that theory! This is a boy that wanted to have a gun at 13, he’s only about 23 now. I’m reading where a quote that you have in an article by you, by Edward Roth, in his book written in called “Social Control,” says the following “plans are on the way to replace community, family, and church with propaganda, thee, and mass media.

If you’re looking for alternatives tayloor the public school, it is worth reading. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Retrieved 18 March Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity in Americaand worked [ when?

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Two institutions control our children’s lives – television and schooling, probably in that order. The net result of this, Jerry, was that Prussia, a dirt poor country, in 30 or 40 years, was one of the world leaders.


You schopl sidestep it by sending your kids to some private schools, but most private schools function the same way, except that they’re more cosmetic. My school system, that I continued to succeed in, in the sense that my kids were succeeding, including the kids that weren’t supposed to succeed, continued to move me into worse and worse school settings. In Chicago, there’s a black lady named Marva Collins, working with black ghetto kids, many of them with no intact families.

Our children’s public personalities are kept constantly under surveillance by authorities in an orgy of voyeurism. This defies the experience of thousands of years.

The Exhausted School: Bending The Bars Of Traditional Education

That’s one thing in our favor as we think about uprooting them. He’s working on his second college degree and trying to decide among offers which would make him leave academia. You cannot labor if its independent and critical, therefore you need a schooling system much in the way that obedience school provides for dogs – they have to be taught not to pee in the house, or heel at their master’s beck and call.

This book is a collection of several speeches given at Carnegie Hall in the early 90s. Late readers are indistinguishable from early readers in a very short time.

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They’ve published several I think mind blowing books about what has happened in Amish America. Well the miracle that happened was that he was given himself back – and it didn’t take a N. In fact, they were disturbed by the continued success of children who happened to be under my direction.

Harris brought German schooling to the US and made sure that it stuck.