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.

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

  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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