John Taylor Gatto’s Teaching Philosophy

http://www.naturalchild.org/guest/john_gatto.html

Here is a quote from

Why Schools Don’t Educate

by John Taylor Gatto

Two institutions at present control our children’s lives – television and schooling, in that order. Both of these reduce the real world of wisdom, fortitude, temperance, and justice to a never-ending, non-stopping abstraction. In centuries past the time of a child and adolescent would be occupied in real work, real charity, real adventures, and the realistic search for mentors who might teach what you really wanted to learn. A great deal of time was spent in community pursuits, practicing affection, meeting and studying every level of the community, learning how to make a home, and dozens of other tasks necessary to become a whole man or woman.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Taylor_Gatto

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