The concluding episode in a series aimed at detailing and dismantling specific elements of the destructive hidden curriculum in public education.
Critical Thinking Question:
What if the only thing we really learn in school is...how to get through school? And what if, for too many of us, that is actually one of the most destructive things we can possibly learn?
A review of what I consider to be the three foundational lessons of public education. These are the most destructive to the individual. I go to Jonathan Taylor Gatto for reinforcements.
I also recount my recent visit to three New Hampshire public schools.
And some jibba-jabba about the show.
"Another Brick In the Wall" by Pink Floyd
"The Six-Lesson Schoolteacher" by John Taylor Gatto
High School Counselors
"Dismantle Public Education" (STOPandLOOK Productions)
"Public School Blues" by Hannah Hoffman (Excerpt From Her Bio):
Beginning in ninth grade, Hannah got her first, unpleasant dose of public school, where she was sickened by the prison-like atmosphere. During her four years as an inmate, Hannah found solace in the band room and inspiration in the written works of a freedom-oriented philosopher, Lysander Spooner. His principled philosophy and her less-than-delightful experience with the flawed public school system shaped Hannah’s political and moral views, giving her a greater understanding of herself and the world around her.