John Taylor Gatto

John Taylor Gatto (born 1935)is a retired American school teacher 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.

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The Logical Tragedy of Benson, Vermont

Just about one hundred years after the inception of modern institutional schooling in America, the little town of Benson in western Vermont set a national record by voting down its proposed school budget twelve times. The year of the last defeat was 1995. Shortly after the vote, the state of Vermont stepped in to override … Read more

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