Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Underground History of American Education

For those who like to read a book on-line here is an education book for you. The book is Underground History of American Education by John Taylor Gatto. Below is an excerpt of the book. Thanks to our friends at the Fair Tax Groups and Neal Boortz for the heads up on this book and link.

"You aren’t compelled to loan your car to anyone who wants it, but you are compelled to surrender your school-age child to strangers who process children for a livelihood, even though one in every nine schoolchildren is terrified of physical harm happening to them in school, terrified with good cause; about thirty-three are murdered there every year. From 1992 through 1999, 262 children were murdered in school in the United States. Your great-great-grandmother didn’t have to surrender her children. What happened?

If I demanded you give up your television to an anonymous, itinerant repairman who needed work you’d think I was crazy; if I came with a policeman who forced you to pay that repairman even after he broke your set, you would be outraged. Why are you so docile when you give up your child to a government agent called a schoolteacher?"

To read more go to Underground History of American Education by John Taylor Gatto.

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