Award-winning New York City school teacher and author
John Taylor Gatto

John Taylor Gatto (15 December 1935 – 25 October 2018) was an American author and former school teacher who taught in the classroom for nearly 30 years. He devoted much of his energy to his teaching career, then, following his resignation, authored several books on modern education, criticizing its ideology, history and consequences. He is best known for his books Dumbing Us Down: the Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling, and The Underground History of American Education: A Schoolteacher's Intimate Investigation Into the Problem of Modern Schooling, which is sometimes considered to be his magnum opus.


15 Dec 1935, in Monongahela, Pennsylvania


25 Oct 2018, in New York City

Books Authored

Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling, Sep 1991
Related Topic: Compulsory Education

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