This episode is an interview with John Taylor Gatto, pt. 3, titled "Public Education and The Hall of Mirrors" and is being released on Sunday, June 26, 2011. My interview with John was recorded on June 25, 2011.
Today John Taylor Gatto is back for this long awaited part 3 interview with me, and we’ll be discussing the true definition of liberal, the CFR, Prof. Carroll Quigley, Prof. Antony Sutton, Douglass Reed, Edward Bernays, Charlotte Iserbyt, The Great Books of the Western World, and the state of compulsory education.
As a prerequisite to this interview, you may wish to go back and hear my two previous interviews with Gatto, episodes #68 and 69 – which are packed full of information, as well as episodes #49 and 50 with Gene Odening on the trivium and quadrivium.
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 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): http://astore.amazon.com/gnosmedi-20/detail/0865714487 The Exhausted School (1993): http://astore.amazon.com/gnosmedi-20/detail/1893163423 A Different Kind of Teacher (2000): http://astore.amazon.com/gnosmedi-20/detail/1893163407 The Underground History Of American Education (2001): http://astore.amazon.com/gnosmedi-20/detail/0945700040 Weapons of Mass Instruction (2009): http://astore.amazon.com/gnosmedi-20/detail/0865716692