The Underground History of American Education: A Schoolteacher’s Intimate Investigation Into the Problem of Modern Schooling

John Taylor Gatto

A critique of the United States education system by John Taylor Gatto. A former teacher, Gatto left the classroom the same year he was named New York State Teacher of the Year. Using anecdotes gathered from thirty years of teaching, alongside documentation, Gatto presents his view of modern compulsion schooling as opposed to genuine education, describing a “conflict between systems which offer physical safety and certainty at the cost of suppressing free will, and those which offer liberty at the price of constant risk”.

status Copy #1 (1934): in
genre Utopian Studies » Education
publisher Oxford Village Press
publish date 2003
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