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John Taylor Gatto

John Taylor Gatto


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

A former New York State Teacher of the Year, John Taylor Gatto created a sensation when he quit his decades-long teaching career via an essay printed in the Wall Street Journal entitled, "I Quit, I Think." Since then, Gatto has become known as one of the most trenchant critics of today's educational system. The author of several popular books, including Dumbing Us Down and his newest work, The Underground History of American Education, Gatto is is heavy demand as a speaker to groups ranging from principals' associations to software companies to homeschool conferences.


Homeschooling Articles by John Taylor Gatto

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Popular Articles

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Shakespeare Camp

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The Benefits of Debate

University Model Schools

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Critical Thinking and Logic

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AP Courses At Home

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Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

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Columbus and the Flat Earth...

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Whole-Language Boondoggle

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Bears in the House

Classical Education

Start a Nature Notebook

A Reason for Reading

Laptop Homeschool

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A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Teaching Blends

Myth of the Teenager

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Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Montessori Math

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