Anti-establishment maverick and award-winning New York school teacher John Taylor Gatto passed away last week at the age of 82.
John Taylor Gatto Passes Away But His Spirit and Work Live Onhttps://t.co/VndxqRtUSS
— John Taylor Gatto (@realjohngatto) October 29, 2018
John Taylor Gatto, RIP https://t.co/cLS80a5oC9
— David Scott (@Albion_Rover) November 1, 2018
“The world’s most courageous teacher, John Taylor Gatto, has passed away,” JohnTaylorGatto.com reported on Monday. “It occurred on Thursday, October 25, 2018 in New York City, NY.”
John lived a life empowering young people to teach themselves.
Named the New York State Teacher of the Year twice, John was a public school teacher for 30 years who then spent another 20 years as a world renowned speaker giving over 1500 speeches in 9 countries.
His Work helped expose the origins and purposes of the government monopoly compulsory school system, which include the creation of obedient people who joyfully serve the state and giant corporations.
He spoke about more than the problems in public schools. He also revealed proven methods of learning that empowered his students and other young people throughout human history.
John said, “A true education doesn’t cost a penny.”
Gatto was the first person who “red-pilled” me straight out of high school with his book “Dumbing Us Down.”
Our public schools have gotten so much worse these days the somewhat subtle brainwashing of the past has never been more easy to see.
One of the most interesting topics he discussed is how elite private boarding schools focus heavily on public speaking, writing and learning through real world experience to help their students succeed — as opposed to the rote learning of public schools.
It’s still as relevant as ever:
Rest in peace.