by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | April 16, 2016
It’s hard to know where to start with the amazing John Taylor Gatto. Through the marvel of technology, I have witnessed the speeches and lectures of some of our most awake and aware; including Joseph Campbell (mythology), Anthony C. Sutton (History), Carroll Quigley (History), Richard Feynman (Physics), Leonard Susskind (Physics), Milton Friedman (Economics), G. Edward Griffin (Author) and many others; yet, John Taylor Gatto is different. He is more subtle, more joyful and more broadly read. With his vast body of knowledge, from many diverse fields of study, he draws his insightful, practical conclusions, seemingly effortlessly. He is a pleasure to watch as you observe his mind clicking through his body of studies to share unpretentious knowledge and wisdom with you.
So with John, like so many other great thinkers and writers, I have been the thankful beneficiary of his great works. During my personal pursuit to discover untainted, useful information, many great people have contributed to this quest; causing me to turn around and see what was making shadows on the wall of the cave I was haplessly born into.
John was a good, loyal teacher for 30 years, until he decided to stop damaging his students: “He was named New York City Teacher of the Year in 1989, 1990, and 1991, and New York State Teacher of the Year in 1991. In 1991, he wrote a letter announcing his retirement, titled I Quit, I Think, to the op-ed pages of the Wall Street Journal, saying that he no longer wished to “hurt kids to make a living.”” – Wikipedia
John slowly discovered that rather than teaching his kids, he was in fact damaging their ability to learn and think. He was in effect implementing a regimen of social engineering devised by very familiar tax-free foundations to advance a very different agenda. I think it is important for all of us as parents and concerned citizens to discover exactly what John discovered so that we too will understand how the school systems are damaging our children and what exactly we can do to stop and reverse this damage.
John Taylor Gatto’s Resignation: I Quit. I Think
Below, John Taylor Gatto, tells you what he use to teach in school until he discovered that he was harming his students.
- The first lesson I teach is confusion.
- The second lesson I teach is your class position.
- The third lesson I teach kids is indifference.
- The fourth lesson I teach is emotional dependency.
- The fifth lesson I teach is intellectual dependency.
- The sixth lesson I teach is provisional self-esteem.
- The seventh lesson I teach is that you can’t hide.
Here is John in his own words. I encourage you to read it in its entirety to make this real for you…