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Political Aspects of Education & Media

The danger of education...is that it so easily confuses means with ends...it quite easily forgets both and devotes itself merely to the mass production of uneducated graduates...people literally unfit for anything except to take part in an elaborate and completely artificial charade which they had and their contemporaries have conspired to call "life." ~Thomas Merton, Love and Living.

Prepare yourself for some disturbing sites that reveal historical, social, and psychological findings which neither teachers nor parents have been heretofore informed about. They are based on viewpoints and research of former New York City and state Teacher of the Year, John Taylor Gatto.

  1. On Education: Division of Labor: Divide and Conquer
  2. Why Schools Donít Educate
  3. Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
  4. The 6-Lesson Schoolteacher
  5. TV News: What Local Stations Don't Want You to Know!
  6. Food Politics
  7. CorpWatch Site Map
  8. Breaking the Bond -- (excerpts from Joseph Chilton Pearceís Magical Child, 1977). "Numbing" begins at birth?
  9. Defensive Routines and Organizational Learning -- Searching for the way out of "political" decision making and leadership. Given power, it seems natural for humans to want to be the hero of a childhood fairy tale. Ouch!



CHAD OSBORNE

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