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John Taylor Gatto, American Educator ( December 15, 1935 - )

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Grades don't measure anything other than your relevant obedience to a manager.~John Taylor Gatto

Measure Grades Obedience

School reform is not enough. The notion of schooling itself must be challenged.~John Taylor Gatto

School Enough Reform

For reasons that are both fair and foul - but mostly for fair reasons - we have come under the domain of a scientific-management system whose ambitions are endless. They want to manage every second of our lives, every expenditure that we make. And the schools are the training ground to create a population that's easy to manage.~John Taylor Gatto

Training Want Easy

In a home school, the kid does 95% of the work. But in a school system, since it's an indoctrination system, a teacher has to do 95% of the work.~John Taylor Gatto

Work Teacher Home

School is a twelve-year jail sentence where bad habits are the only curriculum truly learned. I teach school and win awards doing it. I should know.~John Taylor Gatto

School Win Doing