Dumbing Us Down

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Dumbing Us Down
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Cover of the 2002 edition
AuthorJohn Taylor Gatto
Cover artistDiane McIntosh
SubjectEducation & Teaching, Current Affairs
PublisherNew Society Publishers
Publication date
Media type(paperback and hardcover)
Pages106 (paperback and hardcover)

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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