Dumbing Us Down


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by John Taylor Gatto

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.