Award-winning New York City school teacher and author
John Taylor Gatto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"John Taylor Gatto is a retired school teacher of 30 years and author of several books on education. He is an activist against compulsory schooling. ... He worked as a writer and held several odd jobs before becoming a teacher. He was named New York City Teacher of the year in 1989, 1990, and 1991, and New York State Teacher of the Year in 1990, and 1991. ..."