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Weapons of mass instruction : a schoolteacher's journey through the dark world of compulsory schooling

Author: John Taylor Gatto
Publisher: Gabriola Island, B.C. : New Society Publishers, 2017, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author accuses compulsory education methods of stifling imaginations and critical thinking skills, and discusses individuals such as Thomas Edison, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, who are considered to have exceptional minds, even though they but did not follow traditional education paths.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Taylor Gatto
OCLC Number: 1017987233
Description: ix, 215 pages : portrait ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : against school --
Everything you know about schools is wrong --
Walkabout : London --
Fat Stanley and the Lancaster Amish --
David Sarnoff's classroom --
Hector isn't the problem --
The Camino de Santiago --
Weapons of mass instruction --
What is education? --
A letter to my granddaughter about Dartmouth --
Incident at Highland High --
Afterword : invitation to an open conspiracy : the Bartleby Project.
Responsibility: by John Taylor Gatto.
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The author accuses compulsory education methods of stifling imaginations and critical thinking skills, and discusses individuals such as Thomas Edison, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, who are considered to have exceptional minds, even though they but did not follow traditional education paths.

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