John Taylor Gatto’s Stark Warning Against Common Core

As I was reading the essays in the back of The Underground History of American Education yesterday, I realized that not only was John Gatto awake to the history of compulsory schooling, he was awake to a lot of things.

Take Common Core for example. Mr. Gatto’s criticism of it goes far beyond the faulty academics of it and gets to the root of the problem – its purpose.


Author: Shelly Sangrey

I'm Shelly, a Christ-following, homeschooling Mom of eleven children ( okay, not ALL children. My oldest is 23.) I met my husband right after graduation, and we've been together ever since. Though my life can be hectic at times... okay, ALL the time, I wouldn't change it for anything.

9 thoughts on “John Taylor Gatto’s Stark Warning Against Common Core”

      1. Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt, author of “The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America”, is a descendant of Yale Skull & Bones men, and uncovered shenanigans centered around a Cecil Rhodes Roundtable lookalike (I’ve read and easily understood Carrol Quigley’s “Anglo-American Establishment”) , a century old high old-boys’ club complete with an extensive, confidential Who’s Who directory of limited distribution. Mrs. Iserbyt delved into the federal consolidation of rigid curriculum controls 1950-2020. Her odd name is from her European husband who, as she uncovered elite networks engaged in very long-term (centuries) nefarious dealings against our children, expressed surprise that Americans regard these sorts of discoveries as tinfoil-hat conspiratorialism. “This is common knowledge in Europe. We were taught all this in school.” It’s because the various European peoples who suffered the misfortunes of war, weren’t part of the American Century (1870-1970?) so that their peoples’ opinions didn’t have to be carefully controlled by Engineers of Consent like ad-man Edward Bernays, backed by elite control intellectuals like Walter Lippman. Even in China, criticism of Darwinism which is streng verboten here, is taught in Universities.


  1. Hi Shelly. Our group Ct homeschool network wants to get in touch with you personally. Your views are greatly aligned with our viewpoint as an organization.

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  2. Crazy. But I believe that all. Honestly, the more I study our history, God’s Word, and the public school, the more I feel I’m a pilgrim that’s still in England, getting ready to escape. -Leslie—from Kansas. We need to get onto the street and disciple. My community is so blind.

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  3. Shelly, great video! John Taylor Gatto was absolutely right. I have heard parents in my community talk about how much they dislike common core but of course it’s not enough to pull their kids from public school or do anything about it. My 17-year old son is a Calculus student and his peers don’t even understand the math they are learning in high school. Their math is a joke. I’ve also seen the textbooks where history is basically erased. It’s all so sad to me.

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