In the following film, award winning teacher and author, John Taylor Gatto, shares with the viewer new avenues of thought and learning. In the following five hour series (well worth your time), he cites multiple authors of books that will change the way you think, and possibly the way you learn. From his almost 30 year teaching experiences, Gatto shares the secrets to enjoying learning at any age, and uncovers a diabolical plan to keep you and your children from thinking and growing as individuals. Share it with friends and family.
“John Taylor Gatto (born December 15, 1935) is a retired American with nearly 30 years experience in the classroom, and author of several books on education. He is an activist critical of compulsory schooling, of the perceived divide between the teen years and adulthood, and of what he characterizes as the hegemonic nature of discourse on education and the education professions.
In his youth he attended public schools throughout the Pittsburgh Metro Area including Swissvale, Monongahela, and Uniontown as well as a Catholic boarding school in Latrobe. He did undergraduate work at Cornell, the University of Pittsburgh, and Columbia, then served in the U.S. Army medical corps at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Following army service he did graduate work at the City University of New York, Hunter College, Yeshiva University, the University of California, Berkeley, and Cornell.” ~ You Tube site
The first 20 minutes of the film are an introduction by the producer/director of the series, and editor of “Tragedy and Hope” magazine, Richard Grove.
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