John Taylor Gatto interview – “Another Brick in the Wall, part 1″ – #068

This show is being released on Friday, March 05, 2010. My interview with John Taylor Gatto was recorded on February 23, 2010. I simply could not wait to share this interview with all of you, it's just too important, and I just have to share, so I'm releasing it 3 days early. So it's like Christmas in spring, but without the mushrooms. Today we're going to learn the significance behind Pink Floyd's song Another Brick in the Wall part 2. We ask some important questions: Is there a relationship between eugenics, mind control and compulsory education? Is compulsory education good for anyone and what are the negative effects of our "modern" education system? Where did our education system originate, and by whom? What's happened to our educational system since the 1800s? Has there been an intentional effort by the elites and government to dumb us down? What do compulsory education and Pavlov's dogs have in common? Are children better off working, or being in school? To answer these questions, we first have to reach the foundation of our education system. Continuing our education on the Trivium method, this is one of the most important and powerful interviews to date, and my guest for this week and next is John Taylor Gatto - probably the most famous school teacher in the world, and he was New York State teacher of the year when he quit on the OP Ed page of the Wall Street Journal in 1991. John Taylor Gatto climaxed his teaching career as New York State Teacher of the Year after being named New York City Teacher of the Year on three occasions. He quit teaching on the OP ED page of the Wall Street Journal in 1991 while still New York State Teacher of the Year, claiming that he was no longer willing to hurt children. Later that year he was the subject of a show at Carnegie Hall called "An Evening With John Taylor Gatto," which launched a career of public speaking in the area of school reform, which has taken Gatto over a million and a half miles in all fifty states and seven foreign countries. In 1992, he was named Secretary of Education in the Libertarian Party's Shadow Cabinet, and he has been included in Who's Who in America from 1996 on. In 1997, he was given the Alexis de Tocqueville Award for his contributions to the cause of liberty, and was named to the Board of Advisors of the National TV-Turnoff Week. Order Gatto's books: Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling (1992): The Exhausted School (1993): A Different Kind of Teacher (2000): The Underground History Of American Education (2001): Weapons of Mass Instruction (2009):

  11 comments for “John Taylor Gatto interview – “Another Brick in the Wall, part 1″ – #068

  1. Timmah
    August 21, 2011 at 4:13 am

    I appreciate these videos. THANK YOU!
    (and did you ever notice that the months over to the side make nice rolling waves? But now that it’s 2011 they will be a little smaller lawl)

  2. Barry Soetero (nom de plume)
    January 14, 2012 at 7:20 am

    I was a truant all through grammar and high school, because I somehow realized, intuitively, that there was an enormous difference between schooling and learning. Libraries and Museums often became my refuge from the truant officer, since in my understanding, that would be the last place to look for somebody who is skipping school.
    My entire life path led me to create a livelihood, cobbled together from diverse disciplines and interests. Who would of ever thought that a wonderful and interesting life could be cobbled together with a BS degree in Ornamental Horticulture, MFA in Sculpture, and Ph.D. in Japanese Garden Design and Construction ? So Mr. John Taylor Gatto and his brilliant insights on education reform, though very correct, but of course is suppressed by the Public EdBiz.

  3. Stephen
    January 26, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Excellent lecture. Two things I would say are:
    1. For every Warren Buffet or financial geniuses that didn’t go to school there are thousands of people who did the same and didn’t achieve success.
    2. Child labor laws prevented kids working in mines, sweatshops, and other horrific industry jobs.

    • Jan Irvin
      January 26, 2012 at 8:09 pm

      You should study the history of this stuff more deeply. See the ultimate history lesson as well. We’re fed a lot of disinfo. It was these same people who brought in the prussian education system that created the jobs for the children, etc. Then they sent them to school for their remedial jobs. The idea was to get them out of the farms and into the cities, etc, to fill up their factories, et al.

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