Thursday, July 16, 2009

John Taylor Gatto on the purpose of public schools - brainwashing and preparing for factories

Many people have turned to homeschooling because of John Taylor Gatto. In this ten minute video he explains some of his concerns about public schools:

(Hat tip: Twitter Homeschooling wall)

There are a whole lot of other John Taylor Gatto videos on Youtube.

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Ruby in Montreal said...

Love this video. Thanks for posting it!


Gretchen said...

Can you tell us who he is speaking to in this video? Is there more?

A said...

Brainwashing? Doubt it...
Assembly-line, factory workers? Kinda, yes, particularly if you're in Detroit...

That's why you're only option other than home schooling is to check online schools.

Henry Cate said...

Ruby - thank you.

Gretchen - I did a search on Youtube for John Taylor Gatto. Part of the interview is also posted here. It looks like it is part of an interview by Lennart Mogren.

A - I agree that few people ever sat down and made a goal to brainwash children, but with all the push to "teach" children, the effect is many children are being brainwashed.