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  •  Our schools are socialist (0+ / 0-)

    I'm not anti-public school or pro-homeschool or anything, it's just the way it is, John Taylor Gatto's Underground History of American Education explains our system, how we came to use a Prussian model and why, [It] held a clear idea of what centralized schooling should deliver.

    It was funded by the men who needed it to be that way.

    It is what it is. It is socialist for a reason.

    Wade A. Carpenter, associate professor of education at Berry College, has called his books "scathing" and "one-sided and hyperbolic, [but] not inaccurate"[6] and describes himself as in agreement with Gatto.
    I read the book for what it's worth. What can you do about our schools now?

    Blockquote is from here.

    Gatto's page is (not up to date I think) linked above, click on men.

    A good horse is never a bad color.

    by CcVenussPromise on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 07:29:16 PM PST

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