Shelves: education Inspiring material for educators. Many great ideas are presented here from different people offering alternatives to traditional school models. The subtitle better captures what this book is about than the title: "Bending the bars of Traditional Education". I like that. Education should set us free, and the place of learning should not look or feel like prison. Jun 09, Ummzahra rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: teachers, parents, educators, school adminstration, community activists Recommended to Ummzahra by: Umm Layth The book was an excellent read filled with the many options and possibilities of educating our children.
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In his youth he attended public schools throughout the Pittsburgh Metro Area including Swissvale , Monongahela, and Uniontown as well as a Catholic boarding school in Latrobe. He did undergraduate work at Cornell , the University of Pittsburgh , and Columbia , then served in the U. Wade A. Carpenter, associate professor of education at Berry College , has called his books "scathing" and "one-sided and hyperbolic, [but] not inaccurate"  and describes himself as in agreement with Gatto.
It presents an incoherent ensemble of information that the child needs to memorize to stay in school. Apart from the tests and trials, this programming is similar to the television; it fills almost all the "free" time of children. One sees and hears something, only to forget it again.
It teaches them to accept their class affiliation. It makes them indifferent. It makes them emotionally dependent. It makes them intellectually dependent. It teaches them a kind of self-confidence that requires constant confirmation by experts provisional self-esteem. It makes it clear to them that they cannot hide, because they are always supervised.
He says networks have become an unhealthy substitute for community in the United States. In his book, Dumbing us Down, John Gatto urged parents to control the education of their children. He made a critical analysis of state education and described the system as comprehensive, informal, historical, and philosophical. John wrote several lectures which disclosed a significant conclusion which encouraged splitting institutional schools and removing certification from teaching.
His belief was privatization of education along with a free market system was the most viable option. This testing measured academic competence and knowledge of specific subjects required for teaching. Praxis tests are taken by potential educators as part of certification required by state and professional licensing entities .
John Taylor Gatto and The Exhausted School
Mura To ask other readers questions about The Exhausted Schoolplease sign up. And we will create a class system by simply doing that. How on earth did we ever accept the idea a government had the right to tell us where to go gatto school? It is absurd and anti-life to be part of a system compelling you to listen to a stranger read poetry when you ache to learn to construct buildings; it is absurd and anti-life to sit with a stranger discussing the construction of buildings when schpol rush of language inside you makes tye want to write a poem. Structurally, schools fly in the face of how children learn. I stumbled upon all of this while I was trying to figure out why on earth so many people appeared to have a vested interest in trying to stop me from doing what they knew worked in a school setting. One part of this was I brought a kind of seminar standard to the classroom.
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