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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

Character Matters for Kids

Who Needs the Prom?

Start a Nature Notebook

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Teaching Blends

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

I Was an Accelerated Child

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

University Model Schools

Bears in the House

Laptop Homeschool

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Myth of the Teenager

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

A Reason for Reading

Getting Organized Part 3

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The Benefits of Debate

Whole-Language Boondoggle

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

AP Courses At Home

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Combining Work and Homeschool

Phonics the Montessori Way

What We Can Learn from the Homeschooled 2002 National Geography Bee Winners

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Montessori Math

Teach Your Children to Work

The History of Public Education

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Narration Beats Tests

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Charlotte Mason Method

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Critical Thinking and Logic

Classical Education

Shakespeare Camp

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The Gift of a Mentor