My thoughts on that John Taylor Gatto and education audio download....
John Gatto is cool. But I dont know its something about listening to him vs listening to a African Poineer such as Amos Wilson, Carter G. Woodson, or Dr Asa Hilliard.
He just falls short.
When John Gatto gets into the whole problem with education he gets all into detail about where it started and the various aspects and parties that are responsible for the deliberate Miseducation. He gets all into the 30s and the creation of the system and the need for it , and all this unnecessary lecturing. And he does it in a somewhat wholistic way. But his focus is not where it should be in his discussions / lecture at leat 50% of the time in my opinion. He does a decent job of showing the signs of poor education in the classroom and in society. Which is good. But he doesnt do it enough.
He should be focused on the solution. He should be focused on showing how to uplift the education even if it means creating a new Community owned education system. But whatever. I guess thats where we come in.
I think those people and ogranizations that are implementing better educational programs or upliftment in the current system are concerned with the programs that need to be created, and how to implement them as best as possible. And I should he takes that off focus.
In other words. I think Ill be sticking with the gods when it comes to the education system
Carter G Woodson "Miseducation of the Negro"
Michael Porter "Kill them before they grow"
jawanza kunjufu "Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys".....