Reason 15: Because Think About It

This You Tube packs a compelling punch in just 4 minutes.  It’s by John Taylor Gatto, who according to Wikipedia;

…was named New York City Teacher of the Year in 1989, 1990, and 1991, and New York State Teacher of the Year in 1991. He wrote a letter announcing his retirement, titled I Quit, I Think,to the op-ed pages of th Wall Street Journal, saying that he no longer wished to “hurt kids to make a living.”

quotes:

You have no say at all in choosing your teachers.  You know nothing about their background or their families, and the state knows little more than you do. One thing you do know is how unlikely it will be for any teacher to understand the personality of your particular child or anything significant about your family, culture, religion, plans, hopes or dreams.

Where is the documentary evidence that proves this assumption that trained and certified professionals do it better than people who know and love them can. There isn’t any.

 

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3 responses to “Reason 15: Because Think About It

  1. I used to have a couple of excellent books by Gato, in which he really exposed the public school system. I gave them to someone who was considering homeschooling at the time, and reading Gato confirmed to him that homeschooling was the only choice!

  2. I am halfway through the big giant green one, “The Underground History of Anerican Education.” It is a very good read. I highly recommend it.

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