American author and teacher, John Taylor Gatto, Died at 82

  Educator, Writer

John Taylor Gatto was born on December 15, 1935, in Monongahela, Pennsylvania, and died on October 25, 2018.

He was an American author and school teacher who taught in the classroom for nearly 30 years.

Gatto committed quite a bit of his vitality to his showing profession, at that point, following his abdication, created a few books on present day training, condemning its belief system, history, and results.

Gatto was best known for his books Dumbing Us Down: the Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling, and The Underground History of American Education: A Schoolteacher’s Intimate Investigation Into the Problem of Modern Schooling, or, in other words to be his artful culmination.

Gatto was named New York City Teacher of the Year in 1989, 1990, and 1991, and New York State Teacher of the Year in 1991.

John Taylor Gatto passed away at 82 years old.


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