I’ve been aware of John Taylor Gatto since about 8 years now, and to me, he remains a beacon of clarity on the subject of the educational system. Joseph Zarr, one of our True Fans, just passed on this article. Since it has the proper deference to authority, ie., it was featured in Harper’s magazine, I felt that this is safe to present to our audience without getting out of line. I’m curious about your comments.
It’s important to share this article because few people really understand the sausage works of our education system, and understanding the situation is the first step to its correction. I bring this up because since about a year now we’ve been talking about creating immersion education from scratch, as one of the spinoffs of Factor e Farm. Furthermore, we have been finding that the index of possibilities is so reduced by eduction that most people don’t see any options beyond cookie cutter jobs – and it’s one of the bariers to people supporting development of the world’s first, replicable, open source, off-grid, Global Village.
We aim to create a veritable alternative to college education, including theory and practice, which we have already called a K through Ph.D. Renaissance Freeholder’s Education for Freedom, in Appendix B of our 2008 Proposal.