GATTO DUMBING US DOWN PDF

In his youth he attended public schools throughout the Pittsburgh Metro Area including Swissvale , Monongahela, and Uniontown as well as a Catholic boarding school in Latrobe. He did undergraduate work at Cornell , the University of Pittsburgh , and Columbia , then served in the U. Wade A. Carpenter, associate professor of education at Berry College , has called his books "scathing" and "one-sided and hyperbolic, [but] not inaccurate" [7] and describes himself as in agreement with Gatto.

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In his youth he attended public schools throughout the Pittsburgh Metro Area including Swissvale , Monongahela, and Uniontown as well as a Catholic boarding school in Latrobe. He did undergraduate work at Cornell , the University of Pittsburgh , and Columbia , then served in the U. Wade A. Carpenter, associate professor of education at Berry College , has called his books "scathing" and "one-sided and hyperbolic, [but] not inaccurate" [7] and describes himself as in agreement with Gatto.

It presents an incoherent ensemble of information that the child needs to memorize to stay in school. Apart from the tests and trials, this programming is similar to the television; it fills almost all the "free" time of children. One sees and hears something, only to forget it again. It teaches them to accept their class affiliation. It makes them indifferent. It makes them emotionally dependent. It makes them intellectually dependent. It teaches them a kind of self-confidence that requires constant confirmation by experts provisional self-esteem.

It makes it clear to them that they cannot hide, because they are always supervised. He says networks have become an unhealthy substitute for community in the United States. In his book, Dumbing us Down, John Gatto urged parents to control the education of their children. He made a critical analysis of state education and described the system as comprehensive, informal, historical, and philosophical. John wrote several lectures which disclosed a significant conclusion which encouraged splitting institutional schools and removing certification from teaching.

His belief was privatization of education along with a free market system was the most viable option. This testing measured academic competence and knowledge of specific subjects required for teaching. Praxis tests are taken by potential educators as part of certification required by state and professional licensing entities [15].

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It has sold over , copies [1] and consists of a multitude of speeches given by the author. The book proposes that radical change is needed to the American educational system to turn around the negative socialization that children receive. Main thesis[ edit ] Gatto asserts the following regarding what school does to children in Dumbing Us Down: It confuses the students. It presents an incoherent ensemble of information that the child needs to memorize to stay in school.

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