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Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum Of Compulsory Schooling
By Thomas Moore (foreword by) and John Taylor Gatto
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher New Society Pub
Publication date March 30, 2005
Pages 106
Binding Hardcover
Edition Collectors
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780865715196
ISBN-10 086571519X
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 0.76 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $23.95
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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. This Special Collector's Hardcover Edition celebrates 100,000 copies of the book in print, and the book's on-going importance and popularity.

John Gatto was a teacher in New York City's public schools for over 30 years and is a recipient of the New York State Teacher of the Year award. A much-sought after speaker on education throughout North America, his other books 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
Book cover for 9780865712317 Book cover for 9780865714489
 
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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