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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

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

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Interview with John Taylor Gatto

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Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

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Myth of the Teenager

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

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A Reason for Reading

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A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

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Start a Nature Notebook

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

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University Model Schools

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

AP Courses At Home

How to Win the Geography Bee

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

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The History of Public Education

Getting Organized Part 3

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