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Dumbing Us Down -25th Anniversary Edition


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Foreword, by Zachary Slayback Preface - About the Author 1. The Seven-Lesson Schoolteacher 2. The Psychopathic School 3. The Green Monongahela 4. We Need Less School, Not More 5. The Congregational Principle Extra Bonus Chapter: Against School Afterword Postscript 2005 - From the Publisher Postscript 2017 - From the Publisher Also available by John Taylor Gatto A Note about New Society Publishers

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About the Author

John Gatto was a schoolteacher for 30 years. He resigned in the Op-Ed pages of The New York Times upon receiving the New York State Teacher of the Year award. He has been a fierce advocate for self-directed "guerrilla" education for decades, and is also the author of Weapons of Mass Instruction and The Underground History of American Education . Zachary Slayback is an entrepreneur, Ivy League dropout, and communicator, focusing on issues of education, innovation, and social change. He's the author of The End of School (2016) and a founding team member at Praxis, an apprenticeship program for young people looking for a real-world education.

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