Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Underground History of American Education

I have wanted to read John Taylor Gatto's book titled The Underground History of American Education. I just finished the prologue. You can read it free, online, here.

All I can think of right now are how some of the thoughts and questions he poses might relate to school/social violence such that we have just witnessed recently as well of others in the past.
Any thought from anyone else who has read it?

I will try to get my thoughts in some what working order and attempt to post them later. Not to victimize criminals, but namely does the institution of education bind people into such a labeled box that they act out in horrific ways?

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

I LOVE that you can read that book on-line now. It's been awhile since I read it, but I think it is clear that, at minimum, the educational system is not respectful of humanity.

Looking forward to more of your thoughts!