Dumbing Us Down

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Dumbing Us Down
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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
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.


  1. ^ "The Philosophy of Education". Belinda Moore. Archived from the original on 2007-08-15. 

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