This book is a very worthwhile read.
Warning: This book will open your eyes, like Neo in the Matrix, once you go this way you may not return, so it is not recommended for those who wish to remain asleep.
John Taylor Gatto's book gives us the history that our public school education will never give us.
I read the reviews that give 1 or 2 stars. Bull. This is the perhaps most important book I've ever read. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jay Trout
Gatto's treatment of how compulsory schooling came into existence in the United States is fascinating, to say the least. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Adriaan
Gatto breaks down how the public schooling system in America come to be and why it is terrible. Having been taught and brought up through the public education system graduating... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Pablo Rangel
The quotes in this book alone are really amazing and so eye-opening! The American history I learned in high school (and that includes AP American History) tells you nothing about... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Tanya Hughes
This is a wake-up call for students, teachers, and parents who are concerned about the way our educational system actually operates. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Staci Margheim
John Taylor Gatto writes a damming tour-de-force. I attended 13 years of public schooling, five of college, and with degrees under my belt now I see the school as it is, how we... Read morePublished 19 months ago by The Question
What an eye-opener this book was, mind you, most of what Gatto writes, is! When a Teacher of the Year (he won in 1989, 1990, and 1991) goes against the teaching/education... Read morePublished 21 months ago by chrissie
Either one takes a group and produces a product after a process that is standard within a scale or one takes a group and achieves the maximum potential of each individual member of... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Wickums