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The book is very well written and the author's writing style is compelling and captivating.
Our eyes are opened...we kinda-sorta knew this stuff but with reading this book so many things are clear and make sense.
This statement exemplifies the travesties which Mr. Gatto perceives as the concern with the current schooling system.
I love John Taylor Gatto's writing style and anecdotes. This is something I wish every parent and educator would read. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Seth
Gave me a complete shift in my perspective. This challenged so much of what I thought about school, and I hope to be able to make better choices for my daughter going forward.Published 27 days ago by KelliS
This guy nailed it. I knew there were some fundamental flaws in the education system, but he exposed them so well, the authorities of his school banned him from addressing the... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Douglas Mashburn
...The institution itself is psychopathic.
John Taylor Gatto (AKA John Gatto) was an award-winning New York school teacher for 30 years—and arguably one of the most... Read more
The beginning of the book sounds promising. Seven reasons making school education inefficient sounds as a real problem. But further arguments are contradictory. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Igor Zaychik
In 1955 the US public ed system still functioned in the sense of being able to teach fairly dopey kids to read, write halfway coherently, and add, subtract, multiply and divide... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Theodore A. Holden
The book had many interesting theories with barely any evidence given. When the author tried to give information to support his theories, they were not cited. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Joy A Bratton