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Original Essays | September 4, 2014

Edward E. Baptist: IMG The Two Bodies of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism



My new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, is the story of two bodies. The first body was the new... Continue »
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Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher's Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto
Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher's Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling

shimmerglimpse, September 3, 2009

I first read Dumbing Us Down as a sophomore in college about 19 years ago. It was the first time I had been critical of my public school education. I was a "good" student but never felt like the qualities that were unique to me were recognized, valued and honed. I spent 13 years of my life going through the motions while enduring some heinous socialization experiences.

I hadn't planned on becoming a mother, but when I did my husband and I decided to NOT send our children to school. It was a very liberating decision that we haven't regretted. I directly credit having read Mr. Gatto's writings to our decision to take on our children's education. Thank you!
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