FREE PRINTABLE Homeschooling Quote:
“I’ve noticed a fascinating phenomenon in my thirty years of teaching: schools and schooling are increasingly irrelevant to the great enterprises of the planet. No one believes anymore that scientists are trained in science classes or politicians in civics classes or poets in English classes. The truth is that schools don’t really teach anything except how to obey orders. This is a great mystery to me because thousands of humane, caring people work in schools as teachers and aides and administrators, but the abstract logic of the institution overwhelms their individual contributions. Although teachers do care and do work very, very hard, the institution is psychopathic — it has no conscience. It rings a bell and the young man in the middle of writing a poem must close his notebook and move to a different cell where he must memorize that humans and monkeys derive from a common ancestor.” ~John Taylor Gatto
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John Taylor Gatto was a former school teacher, awarded Teacher of the Year in New York City three times, and also won Teacher of the Year in the state of New York in 1991. He is best known for authoring Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling.
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