Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Revolutionaries Will Be Homeschooled

John Taylor Gatto was named New York City Teacher of the Year on three separate occasions.

The climax of his career came when he shocked the country and publicly announced he was quitting in the OP-ED section of the Wall Street Journal in 1991.

All while still holding the title of "New York State Teacher of the Year," stating he was "no longer willing to hurt children".

How was he hurting them?


Anonymous said...

Here is a quote from John Taylor Gatto's new book available from New Society Publishers this October, Weapons of Mass Instruction - a school teacher's journey through the dark world of compulsory schooling.

"Nobody can give you an education; education must be taken." He was tired of forcing kids to learn things they weren't interested in trapped in a classroom for 6 hours a day.

EJ Hurst
New Society Publishers