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The Dumbing Down of America (The Best of Gatto, Episode Ten – Interlude)

An interlude in a series of short videos based on John Taylor Gatto's book, The Underground History of American Education. This excerpt is from Chapter Three: Eyeless In Gaza, Section 3: "Looking Behind Appearances," Get the book: http://johntaylorgatto.com/underground/ PDF: http://johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm Audiobook: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/50300 The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend With John Taylor Gatto (Documentary) https://www.tragedyandhope.com/th-films/the-ultimate-history-lesson/commentary-and-analysis/

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The Scientific Management of America, Part 2 (Best of Gatto, Episode Nine)

Part eight in a series of short videos based on John Taylor Gatto's book, The Underground History of American Education. This excerpt is from Chapter Two: An Angry Look At Modern Schooling, Section 5: "Bad Character As A Management Tool," Section 6: "An Enclosure Movement For Children," and Section 8: "Occasional Letter Number One" Get the book: http://johntaylorgatto.com/underground/ PDF: http://johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm Audiobook: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/50300 The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend With John Taylor Gatto (Documentary) https://www.tragedyandhope.com/th-films/the-ultimate-history-lesson/commentary-and-analysis/ Please Support School Sucks Your support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section ...

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The Scientific Management of America, Part 1 (Best of Gatto, Episode Eight)

Part eight in a series of short videos based on John Taylor Gatto's book, The Underground History of American Education. This excerpt is from Chapter Two: An Angry Look At Modern Schooling, Section 3: "The Geneticist's Manifesto" (pg.59) and Section 4: "Participatory Democracy Put To The Sword" (pg.60) Get the book: http://johntaylorgatto.com/underground/ PDF: http://johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm Audiobook: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/50300 The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend With John Taylor Gatto (Documentary) https://www.tragedyandhope.com/th-films/the-ultimate-history-lesson/commentary-and-analysis/ Please Support School Sucks Your support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section with 200+ hours of exclusive audio ...

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Extending Childhood (Best of Gatto, Episode Seven)

Part seven in a series of short videos based on John Taylor Gatto's book, The Underground History of American Education. This excerpt is from Chapter Two: An Angry Look At Modern Schooling, Section Two: "Extending Childhood" (pg.58) Get the book: http://johntaylorgatto.com/underground/ PDF: http://johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm Audiobook: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/50300 The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend With John Taylor Gatto (Documentary) https://www.tragedyandhope.com/th-films/the-ultimate-history-lesson/commentary-and-analysis/ Please Support School Sucks Your support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section with 200+ hours of exclusive audio and video. If you are a regular consumer of our media, ...

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Schooling: Athens vs. Sparta (Best of Gatto, Episode Six)

Part six in a series of short videos based on John Taylor Gatto's book, The Underground History of American Education. These excerpts are from Chapter One: The Way It Used To Be, Section Seven: "The Schools Of Hellas" (pg.31) and Section Eight: "The Fresco At Herculaneum"(pg.32) Get the book: http://johntaylorgatto.com/underground/ PDF: http://johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm Audiobook: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/50300 The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend With John Taylor Gatto (Documentary) https://www.tragedyandhope.com/th-films/the-ultimate-history-lesson/commentary-and-analysis/ Please Support School Sucks Your support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section with 200+ hours of exclusive audio and video. ...

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The Art of Driving (Best of Gatto, Episode Five)

Part five in a series of short videos based on John Taylor Gatto's book, The Underground History of American Education. This excerpt is from Chapter One - The Way It Used to Be Section Four: "The Art of Driving"(p.26-27) Get the book: http://johntaylorgatto.com/underground/ PDF: http://johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm Audiobook: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/50300 The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend With John Taylor Gatto (Documentary) Commentary and Analysis: The Ultimate History Lesson (16+ Hours / mp3) Full text: Now come back to the present while I demonstrate that the identical trust placed in ordinary people two hundred years ago still survives where it suits managers of our economy to allow it. Consider the art of driving, which I learned at the age of eleven. Without everybody behind ...

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The New Dumbness (Best of Gatto, Episode Four)

Part four in a series of short videos based on John Taylor Gatto's book, The Underground History of American Education. This excerpt is from The Prologue, Section Six: "The New Dumbness"(p.16-18) Get the book: http://johntaylorgatto.com/underground/ PDF: http://johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm Audiobook: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/50300 The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend With John Taylor Gatto (Documentary) Commentary and Analysis: The Ultimate History Lesson (16+ Hours / mp3) Related PostsThe Art of Driving (Best of Gatto, Episode Five)96Part five in a series of short videos based on John Taylor Gatto's book, The Underground History of American Education. This excerpt is from Chapter One - The Way It Used to Be Section Four: "The Art of Driving"(p.26-27) Get the book: http://johntaylorgatto.com/underground/ PDF: http://johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm Audiobook: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/50300 The Ultimate History…Tags: ...

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The New Individualism (Best of Gatto, Episode Three)

Part three in a series of short videos based on John Taylor Gatto's book, The Underground History of American Education. These excerpts are from The Prologue, Section Three: "The New Individualism" and Section Four: "School As Religion"(p.12-14) Get the book: http://johntaylorgatto.com/underground/ PDF: http://johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm Audiobook: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/50300 The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend With John Taylor Gatto (Documentary) https://www.tragedyandhope.com/th-films/the-ultimate-history-lesson/commentary-and-analysis/ Related PostsBefore You Send Your Child to Public School... (Best of Gatto, Episode One)77Part One in a series of short videos based on John Taylor Gatto's book, The Underground History of American Education. This excerpt is from The Prologue, Section One: "Bianca, You Animal, Shut Up!" (p.10-11) Get the book: http://johntaylorgatto.com/underground/ PDF: http://johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm Audiobook: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/50300 The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend With John…Tags: ...

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237: If You Send Your Kid to Private School…You’re A Bad Person???

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFrom the After School Sucks Special (8-29-13) Tony Myers and I discuss the Slate article, If You Send Your Kid to Private School, You Are a Bad Person (A manifesto), by Allison Benedikt It Begins... "You are a bad person if you send your children to private school. Not bad like murderer bad—but bad like ruining-one-of-our-nation’s-most-essential-institutions-in-order-to-get-what’s-best-for-your-kid bad. So, pretty bad. I am not an education policy wonk: I’m just judgmental. But it seems to me that if every single parent sent every single child to public school, public schools would improve. This would not happen immediately. It could take generations. Your children and grandchildren might get mediocre educations in the meantime, but it will ...

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235: To Make Good Citizens – Brett and Richard Guest-Host the 5 Live Radio Show

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOn August 14th, Richard Grove and I guest-hosted a show called 5 Live Radio on the Logos Radio Network. We began the show by discussing an article from lewrockwell.com: The Police State Mindset in Our Public Schools, By John W. Whitehead We expand from there to a deeper discussion of education vs. schooling, the trivium, the active literacies, and American history. We also take some calls. Look Closer: Drug Raid At Stratford High School - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratford_High_School_%28Goose_Creek,_South_Carolina%29 The Trivium method - http://www.triviumeducation.com/ tragedyandhope.com - http://www.tragedyandhope.com/ The ULTIMATE History Lesson w/ John Taylor Gatto - https://www.tragedyandhope.com/dumbing-us-down/

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225 (Live Show): The Road To Hell Is Paved With Central Plans

Podcast: Play in new window | Download...from Eugenics to Common Core Recorded live 6-6-13 with Joe, Cory and various participants in the chat Topic: The themes of central planning and well-intentioned megalomania tie together two distinct topics: a survey history of eugenics and the new Common Core national curriculum. The article that leads into our eugenics conversation: Huffington Post: People Getting Dumber? Human Intelligence Has Declined Since Victorian Era, Research Suggests The story of eugenics is closer to home than you might think. Look Closer Galton Centenary 2011 - http://www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/galton/centenary Legacy of eugenics: mini-lecture (UCL) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5zSRYch50A UNA21 - US Education Goal: Dumb & Dumber 1 of 7 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpr4iiOh62I Peg Luksik "Who Controls Our Children?" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfInio1sLE0 Indoctrination in ...

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Full Video – 225 (Live Show): The Road To Hell Is Paved With Central Plans

...from Eugenics to Common Core Recorded live 6-6-13 with Joe, Cory and various participants in the chat Topic: The themes of central planning and well-intentioned megalomania tie together two distinct topics: a survey history of eugenics and the new Common Core national curriculum. Part One: Part Two: The article that leads into our eugenics conversation: Huffington Post: People Getting Dumber? Human Intelligence Has Declined Since Victorian Era, Research Suggests The story of eugenics is closer to home than you might think. Look Closer Galton Centenary 2011 - http://www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/galton/centenary Legacy of eugenics: mini-lecture (UCL) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5zSRYch50A UNA21 - US Education Goal: Dumb & Dumber 1 of 7 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpr4iiOh62I Peg Luksik "Who Controls Our Children?" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfInio1sLE0 Indoctrination in Common Core ...

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218: School Vs. Education – With Jeff Bliss

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMy conversation with Jeff Bliss, the Duncanville High School sophomore who spoke out against the spirit-crushing and mind-numbing monotony of public schooling. Covered: -Jeff Bliss imposters? -The history and agenda of public school -John Dewey -Ron Paul and media manipulation -John Taylor Gatto -the proper Alex Jones dosage -collectivism and using "we" -the futility of reform -the GED and college Bumper Music: Geto Boys, "G Code (Instrumental)" Look Closer: Jeff Bliss Video: Texas High School Student Demands An Education - http://www.policymic.com/articles/40959/jeff-bliss-video-texas-high-school-student-demands-an-education http://TragedyandHope.com - http://www.tragedyandhope.com/ A SHORT ANGRY HISTORY OF AMERICAN FORCED SCHOOLING - http://4brevard.com/choice/Public_Education.htm The Underground History of American Education, by John Taylor Gatto (Chapter 12 - The Daughters of the Barons of Runnemede, ...

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Full Video – 209: Terrorism and Other Consequences of Collectivism – With James Corbett

Another long-overdue conversation, this time with James Corbett, RT contributor and host of the Corbett Report: - James discusses his wake-up process - Adam Curtis films: Century of the Self and the Power of Nightmares - Al Qaeda doesn't exist - teaching elementary school in Japan - The pervasiveness of the Prussian Model - Japanese collectivism - MSNBC Promo: children are property of the "community" - Collectivism vs. Individualism - America's history of abandoning personal independence? - Audience Q&A on religion, Molyneux/Wilcutts debate, scientific management of humans Related Posts209: Terrorism and Other Consequences of Collectivism - With James Corbett100Another long-overdue conversation, this time with James Corbett, RT contributor and host of the Corbett Report: Topics: -James discusses his wake-up process ...

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209: Terrorism and Other Consequences of Collectivism – With James Corbett

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAnother long-overdue conversation, this time with James Corbett, RT contributor and host of the Corbett Report: Topics: -James discusses his wake-up process -Adam Curtis films: Century of the Self and the Power of Nightmares -Al Qaeda doesn't exist -teaching elementary school in Japan -The pervasiveness of the Prussian Model -Japanese collectivism -MSNBC Promo: children are property of the "community" -Collectivism vs. Individualism -America's history of abandoning personal independence? -Audience Q&A on religion, Molyneux/Wilcutts debate, scientific management of humans Full Video: Look Closer: Corbett Report - http://www.corbettreport.com/ Related PostsFull Video - 209: Terrorism and Other Consequences of Collectivism – With James Corbett100Another long-overdue conversation, this time with James Corbett, RT contributor and host of the ...

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157: Cognitive Bias and Memories of School

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTopics: John, a former public school teacher, calls in to discuss his feelings about the distortions in memories of future public school graduates...and teachers. This is an edited version of 8-9-12 show. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Co-Hosts: Celestina and Kirk Look Closer: Informal University http://informalu.org/ The Underground History of American Education: A Schoolteacher's Intimate Investigation Into The Problem Of Modern Schooling http://johntaylorgatto.com/underground/ Help School Sucks, Tragedy and Hope and John Taylor Gatto: Enter the coupon code: "SCHOOLSUCKS"

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Full Video – #156: How Do I TEACH My Child? (A Listener Email)

Topics: Cory and I discuss the difference between schooling and education. I read an email from a listener who plans to do home education, but like so many other parents he is uncertain about what to do. This is an excerpt from the 8-2-12 show After School (Sucks) Special. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Bumper Music: "Fire On the Mountain" Grateful Dead (5-8-77 at Cornell University) Look Closer: Trivium Education Trivium Education Home Tragedy and Hope http://www.tragedyandhope.com/ The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend With John Taylor Gatto https://theultimatehistorylesson.com/ The Underground History of American Education: A Schoolteacher's Intimate Investigation Into The Problem Of Modern Schooling http://johntaylorgatto.com/underground/ Tips on Nurturing Your Child’s ...

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156: How Do I TEACH My Child? (A Listener Email)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTopics: Cory and I discuss the difference between schooling and education. I read an email from a listener who plans to do home education, but like so many other parents he is uncertain about what to do. This is an excerpt from the 8-2-12 show After School (Sucks) Special. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Bumper Music: "Fire On the Mountain" Grateful Dead (5-8-77 at Cornell University) Look Closer: Trivium Education Trivium Education Home Tragedy and Hope http://www.tragedyandhope.com/ The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend With John Taylor Gatto https://theultimatehistorylesson.com/ The Underground History of American Education: A Schoolteacher's Intimate Investigation Into The Problem Of Modern Schooling ...

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154: School Choice and the Minefield of Educational Politics

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPicture: Trustees of the General Education Board, the first Rockefeller foundation, at a retreat in Rockland, Maine, in July 1915. Front row, from left: Edwin A. Alderman, Frederick T. Gates, Charles W. Eliot (former president of Harvard University), Harry Pratt Judson (president of University of Chicago), Wallace Buttrick (executive officer of the Board). Second row, from left: Wickliffe Rose (head of the Rockefeller public health programs), Hollis B. Frissell, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., E. C. Sage, Albert Shaw, Abraham Flexner. Third row, from left: George E. Vincent (president of the Rockefeller Foundation), Anson Phelps Stokes, Starr J. Murphy, Jerome D. Greene Topics: Kate Baker, the Executive Director of The Network For Educational Opportunity, joins ...

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Full Video – 154: School Choice and the Minefield of Educational Politics

Topics: Kate Baker, the Executive Director of The Network For Educational Opportunity, joins me to discuss her battles in educational politics, school choice, the history of compulsory schooling, and parenting. This is an edited version of 7-26-12 show. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Look Closer: N.H. will request waiver from NCLB http://m.seacoastonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=%2F20120722%2FNEWS%2F207220339%2F-1%2FNEWSMAP&template=wapart Network for Education Opportunity http://networkforeducation.org/ A SHORT ANGRY HISTORY OF AMERICAN FORCED SCHOOLING http://4brevard.com/choice/Public_Education.htm The Underground History of American Education: A Schoolteacher's Intimate Investigation Into The Problem Of Modern Schooling http://johntaylorgatto.com/underground/ Help School Sucks, Tragedy and Hope and John Taylor Gatto: Enter the coupon code: "SCHOOLSUCKS"

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138: Cevin Soling – The War On Kids

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCevin Soling, the director of the documentary The War On Kids joins me to discuss the film, his research and the pathologizing of normal youth behavior. Fortunately the 2009 film is now back in the news. Bumper Music: "Living In A Box" by Living In A Box Look Closer: thewaronkids.com Colbert Report http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/256926/november-30-2009/cevin-soling The War On Kids (Trailer)

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130: Logic Saves Lives (Introduction) – Empowerment and Self-Defense

Podcast: Play in new window | Download"In almost every act of our lives whether in the sphere of politics or business in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires that control the public mind." -Edward Bernays Topic: Richard Grove and Tony Myers from TragedyandHope.com join me for a general introduction to the series on logical fallacies. Our discussion covers how fallacies fit into the larger picture of critical thinking principles and the trivium (grammar, logic and rhetoric). We also talk about the recent Republican debates, identifying techniques used by certain candidates. And ...

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127: The Ultimate History Lesson

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday Richard Grove from TragedyandHope.com joins me to discuss his recent film, The Ultimate History Lesson - A Weekend With John Taylor Gatto. From theultimatehistorylesson.com: The Ultimate History Lesson is a 5-hour course, illustrating the cause and effect relationship of how Americans became incoherent, and thus how the American dream has was usurped by an international agenda. When John Taylor Gatto resigned from his job, he did so on the Op-Ed page of the Wall Street Journal. At the time, he was NYC and New York State School Teacher of the Year. The Ultimate History Lesson is presented as a five-hour interview session -memorializing Gatto's research, publications and life experiences- which forms an impeccable ...

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079: Youth Bashing – A Generation Ago and Beyond

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBack when I was a teenager, in the mid-1990s, a myriad of politicians, reporters, experts and officials all shared a serious concern over a growing problem: me “Today’s media portrayals of teens employ the same stereotypes once openly applied to unpopular racial and ethnic groups: violent, reckless, hypersexed, welfare-draining, obnoxious, ignorant. And like traditional stereotypes, the modern media teenager is a distorted image, derived from the dire fictions promoted by official agencies and interest groups.” -Mike Males, Bashing Youth (1994) Bumper Music: "Tea For the Tillerman" Cat Stevens "Burning Bridges" The Mike Curb Congregation Look Closer: Bashing Youth: Media Myths About Teenagers, By Mike Males http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=1224 The Case Against Adolescence: Rediscovering the Adult in ...

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054 Keys (Installment #4): Emergence (w/ Erica Goldson)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadImagine a door to complete freedom, abounding opportunity and greater personal satisfaction... Public education is the lock. This is the fourth in a series of non-sequential shows about finding keys. The END of Public Education? END: It's over, irrelevant, useless, needs to be done away with. Considering the time we're living in, this is more true than ever. Critical Thinking Questions: We are told in school that this "education" will open up the world to us and create endless options for our future. So why does it often feel like the world is being closed off and our options are being diminished? Topic: emergence (noun): 1. coming out of, passage out 2. a beginning ...

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