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.
Gatto's personal website, maintained posthumously; includes biography, blog, videos of some of his talks, and link to his author page at Amazon
Biographical summary, including photograph
Contents: The Seven-Lesson Schoolteacher - The Psychopathic School - The Green Monongahela - We Need Less School, Not More - The Congregational Principle
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