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Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher New Society Pub
Publication date April 1, 2002
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780865714489
ISBN-10 0865714487
Dimensions 0.50 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $12.95
Summaries and Reviews
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With over 70,000 copies of the first edition in print, this radical treatise on public education has been a New Society Publishers’ bestseller for 10 years! Thirty years in New York City’s public schools led John Gatto to the sad conclusion that compulsory schooling does little but teach young people to follow orders like cogs in an industrial machine. This second edition describes the wide-spread impact of the book and Gatto’s "guerrilla teaching."

John Gatto has been a teacher for 30 years and is a recipient of the New York State Teacher of the Year award. His other titles include A Different Kind of Teacher (Berkeley Hills Books, 2001) and The Underground History of American Education (Oxford Village Press, 2000).



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Hardcover
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With Thomas Moore (other contributor) | Collectors edition from New Society Pub (March 30, 2005)
9780865715196 | details & prices | 106 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.76 lbs | List price $23.95
About: A highly praised bestseller for over a decade, Dumbing Us Down is a radical treatise on public education that concludes that compulsory government schooling does little but teach young people to follow orders like cogs in a machine.
from New Society Pub (September 1, 1991)
9780865712300 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $34.95
About: Throw off the shackles of formal schooling and embark upon a rich journey of self-directed, life-long learningAfter over 100 years of mandatory schooling in the U.
Paperback
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from New Society Pub (April 1, 2002)
9780865714489 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $12.95
About: With over 70,000 copies of the first edition in print, this radical treatise on public education has been a New Society Publishers’ bestseller for 10 years!
from New Society Pub (September 1, 1991)
9780865712317 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $9.95
About: Strong words from the New York State Teacher of the Year!

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