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The underground history of American education

a schoolteacher's intimate investigation into the problem of modern schooling

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The underground history of American education

a schoolteacher's intimate investigation into the problem of modern schooling

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A former teacher, Gatto left the classroom the same year he was named New York State Teacher of the Year. He announced his decision in a letter to the Wall Street Jounal titled "I Quit, I Think".

Using anecdotes gathered from thirty years of teaching, alongside documentation, Gatto presents his view of modern compulsion schooling as opposed to genuine education, describing a "conflict between systems which offer physical safety and certainty at the cost of suppressing free will, and those which offer liberty at the price of constant risk".

Gatto argues that educational strategies promoted by government and industry leaders for over a century included the creation of a system that keeps real power in the hands of very few people.

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Published in

New York

Edition Notes

Includes index.

"This is the third and last pre-publication edition"--T.p. verso.

Classifications

Library of Congress
PS3557.R1987 O5 1993

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxxiv, 412 p. :
Number of pages
412

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL15545471M
Internet Archive
oneskinfoundbody0000grah
ISBN 10
0945700040
LCCN
94171193
OCLC/WorldCat
52974619, 45004688
Library Thing
167797
Goodreads
1021127

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