10 inspirational john taylor gatto quotes on success

  • School reform is not enough. The notion of schooling itself must be challenged.
  • Child labor becomes a label of condemnation in spite of its ancient function as the quickest, most reliable way to human independence
  • In our secular society, school has become the replacement for church, and like church it requires that its teachings must be taken on faith.
  • I teach how to fit into a world I don’t want to live in. I just can’t do it anymore.
  • Curiosity has no important place in my work, only conformity.
  • Nobody gives you an education. If you want one, you have to take it.
  • The obligation to amuse and instruct myself was entirely my own, and people who didn’t know that were childish people, to be avoided if possible. Certainly not to be trusted.
  • The economy schoolchildren currently expect to live under and serve would not survive a generation of young people trained to think critically.
  • Who besides a degraded rabble would voluntarily present itself to be graded and classified like meat? No wonder school is compulsory.
  • Children allowed to take responsibility and given a serious part in the larger world are always superior to those merely permitted to play and be passive.
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