Dumbing Us Down

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Dumbing Us Down
DumbingUsDown Gatto.jpg
Cover of the 2002 edition
Author John Taylor Gatto
Cover artist Diane McIntosh
Language English
Subject Education & Teaching, Current Affairs
Publisher New Society Publishers
Publication date
1992
Media type (paperback and hardcover)
Pages 106 (paperback and hardcover)
ISBN 0-86571-448-7
OCLC 49304855

Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling (ISBN 086571231X) is a book by teacher John Taylor Gatto. It has sold over 200,000 copies [1] and consists of a multitude of speeches given by the author. The book proposes that radical change is needed to the American educational system to turn around the negative socialization that children receive.

External links[edit]

  • The Odysseus Group Web site of John Taylor Gatto, reviews page for Dumbing Us Down: the Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling [2]