The Origin and Evil of Compulsory Schooling

A weekend seminar with John Taylor Gatto

John Taylor Gatto, one of the outstanding scholars and writers in the history of American education, is not only a truth-teller about the corrupting and dangerous American compulsory school system. He is also an extraordinary teacher, once being named as Teacher of the Year for New York State. This seminar is riveting. You will find out all that the warden and guards of the local prison school want to keep from you. You will be outraged, educated, and inspired. Just as important, you’ll have fun. Gatto is great.

John Taylor Gatto is the author of Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher’s Journey through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling, The Underground History of American Education: A School Teacher’s Intimate Investigation Into the Problem of Modern Schooling, and Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling. He was 1991 New York State Teacher of the Year. Visit his website.

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