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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

John Taylor Gatto - part 1

This is the first of what will probably be many posts on Gatto's work. With documentaries like "2 Million Minutes", "Waiting for Superman" and "Flunked" out there, people are realizing the decrepit states that public schools are in. Gatto surmises, correctly I believe, that the public schools are doing EXACTLY what they are supposed to do. Creating a stratified society, locking people in at their caste, or level, and producing new waves of consumers is the goal, and it is working quite well when looked at through that lens. Pay particular attention past the 4 minute mark when he talks about the Utopianist (for lack of a better word) tendencies of those who want to control the population via the State. We call them 'progressives' nowadays, as they wish the Government to control all delivery methods. The Church and the Family were 'getting in the way'. We are seeing the fruits of this labor now.

Required reading: Weapons of Mass Instruction, John Taylor Gatto

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