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Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling, 10th Anniversary Edition Paperback – February 1, 2002

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In this tenth-anniversary edition, Gatto updates his theories on how the U.S. educational system cranks out students the way Detroit cranks out Buicks. He contends that students are more programmed to conform to economic and social norms rather than really taught to think.
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This radical treatise on public education has been a New Society Publishers' bestseller for 10 years! Thirty years of award-winning teaching in New York City's public schools led John Gatto to the sad conclusion that compulsory governmental schooling does little but teach young people to follow orders as cogs in the industrial machine. In celebration of the ten-year anniversary of Dumbing Us Down and to keep this classic current, we are renewing the cover art, adding new material about John and the impact of the book, and a new Foreword.

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  • Item Weight : 8 ounces
  • Paperback : 144 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0865714487
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0865714489
  • Dimensions : 6 x 0.4 x 8.9 inches
  • Publisher : New Society Publishers; 2nd edition (February 1, 2002)
  • Language: : English
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