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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

John Taylor Gatto Interview Get comfy on your couch and soak up great ideas and insights from this former New York State Teacher of the Year. Mr. Gatto gets the highest possible rating when he speaks at homeschool conferences... now you can find out why!

Time4Learning
University of Nebraska High School

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