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Activity IV: Read for one hour
Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gotto.
Last night I finished this book. I’m still letting much of what I read digest, so I won’t add much personal reflection right now. There were a few passages I’d like to return to for furhter contemplation:
Ultimately, how we think about social problems depends on our philosophy of human natur: what we think people are, what we think they are capable of, what the purposes of human existence may be, if any. If people are machines, then school can only be a way to make these machines more reliable; the logic of machine dictates that parts be uniform and interchangeable, all operations time-constrained, predictable, economical. Does this sound to you like the schools you attended, that…
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