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.

Schools Don’t Teach Critical Thinking. Here’s Why.

“Critical thinking” is one of the education system’s favorite buzz phrases, particularly since the introduction of Common Core. Ironic, isn’t it?

The problem is, the more we see critical thinking mentioned, the less we see evidence of its use in society. Why?? Well, the answer to that is simple. The education system does NOT teach critical thinking, despite its claims, and there’s a reason for that.

AR Reading Is Garbage and Common Core Is a Joke

Yesterday I gained some personal insight into AR Reading and Common Core math.

It wasn’t pretty.

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For an excellent documentary on the Common Core method, I highly recommend Escaping Common Core.