John Taylor Gatto: On Life and Education

Old-Thinker News | Jan. 2, 2009

By Daniel Taylor

I made this compilation of various audio and video clips featuring John Taylor Gatto in an attempt to capture what I think is the spirit behind his work. It’s easy to see how the spark of life can be squelched in the schooling system. Easily managed people make for an easy day for the elite of society. Incomplete, predictable people are the products of forced schooling. Ironically, we owe a great deal of credit for building our current society and schooling system to individuals who were dropouts. Some of these elites were John D. Rockefeller Sr. (high school dropout), Andrew Carnegie (elementary school dropout) and others.
To find out more about the true purpose behind schooling, be sure to check out John Taylor Gatto’s books: Dumbing us Down, The Underground History of American Education, and his most recent, Weapons of Mass Instruction.

2 Comments on "John Taylor Gatto: On Life and Education"

  1. I hope to continue what Gatto does, uncovering the “evils” lurking in our education system. Check out my blog at if you wish.

  2. Robert Beaudine has written an excellent article called Our Enlightened Education chronicling the destruction of American education and what its true purpose now is.

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