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But some people believe that the answer to some of these problems is just to have more schooling, not less. John Gatto, a teacher for more than 30 years and winner of the New York City and New York State Teacher of the Year awards opposes this principle and actually says we should have less school, not more. He asserts that American education actually works perfectly for what it was designed to do. It was designed to create a docile, friendly workforce to meet the growing needs of corporate capitalism. It ensures a workforce that will rely on corporate institutions for their income, stimulation and self-esteem and will learn to find meaning in their lives solely in the production and consumption of material goods.

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This stands to reason as we know that our parents, our grandparents, even our great grandparents, have participated in public education of some type, but it is at this point where things begin to get fuzzy. The truth is that public education as we know it today, free public education, available to anyone, regardless of class, social standing, race or religion, is an American phenomenon and has only been in existence, in the form that we now understand it, since the early 20th century, Plant, Decline Truth be told, at the onset, government sanctioned education was most often met with resistance, even violence, …show more content… Inside The plans laid over years ago have well come to pass and we are now churning out hundreds of thousands of functionally illiterate students each year, bent on entering the corporate work force.

Suited for nothing else, having not an inkling of enterprise, not capable of independent thought, trained to be dependent on authority, not able to take personal responsibility, these victims of public education have little other option but to embrace the corporate structure, which is exactly what they have been programmed to do, Gatto InfoWars Charlotte Iserbyt, a former teacher and school board member, who served as Senior Policy Advisor for both the Office of Educational Research and Improvements, and the U.

Department of Education during the first Regan administration, is the premier whistle blower against public education in America and its clandestine efforts to cause such education to be nothing more than formal indoctrination into the corporate world. Iserbyt is also one of the most respected and outspoken anti-New World Order activists in the country.

In her early years as a school teacher Iserbyt says that she was suspicious of the curriculum from the beginning. Education allows us to process the information we receive on a daily basis and make conclusions and inferences based on what we already know ROWAN,

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It has sold over , 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. Main thesis[ edit ] Gatto asserts the following regarding what school does to children in Dumbing Us Down: It confuses the students. It presents an incoherent ensemble of information that the child needs to memorize to stay in school. Apart from the tests and trials, this programming is similar to the television; it fills almost all the "free" time of children.

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This stands to reason as we know that our parents, our grandparents, even our great grandparents, have participated in public education of some type, but it is at this point where things begin to get fuzzy. The truth is that public education as we know it today, free public education, available to anyone, regardless of class, social standing, race or religion, is an American phenomenon and has only been in existence, in the form that we now understand it, since the early 20th century, Plant, Decline Truth be told, at the onset, government sanctioned education was most often met with resistance, even violence, …show more content… Inside The plans laid over years ago have well come to pass and we are now churning out hundreds of thousands of functionally illiterate students each year, bent on entering the corporate work force. Suited for nothing else, having not an inkling of enterprise, not capable of independent thought, trained to be dependent on authority, not able to take personal responsibility, these victims of public education have little other option but to embrace the corporate structure, which is exactly what they have been programmed to do, Gatto InfoWars Charlotte Iserbyt, a former teacher and school board member, who served as Senior Policy Advisor for both the Office of Educational Research and Improvements, and the U.

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Unstable self-confidence You can not hide I would like to write down here what you should understand exactly under the teachings, but that would go beyond the scope. I would recommend you to buy the book and read it. What else? There are still many many different topics. One of the things I found very interesting was, for example, the psychopathic school system.

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