Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Take Back Your Education

Former New York State Teacher of the Year John Taylor Gatto has an article in the latest issue of Yes! Magazine called "Take Back Your Education: More and more people across America are waking up to the mismatch between what is taught in schools and what common sense tells us we need to know. What can you do about it?"

Nobody gives you an education. If you want one, you have to take it.

Only you can educate you—and you can’t do it by memorizing. You have to find out who you are by experience and by risk-­taking, then pursue your own nature intensely. School routines are set up to discourage you from self-discovery. People who know who they are make trouble for schools.

Read the rest here.

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