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Unschooling Pioneer: In Memoriam John Taylor Gatto (1935-2018)

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23 Comments on Unschooling Pioneer: In Memoriam John Taylor Gatto (1935-2018)

  1. Sad to hear the greatest school teacher of the 20th century died.

  2. Sharing this. Getting kids out of government schools is one of the most important things we can do for the future!

    • Most of my neighbors home-school. That got a big boost when the economy went south in 2007. Lots of people around here lost their jobs and went on the government dole, which means they can stay home and still get paid. Home-schooling kind of stuck around even after the economy got better.

  3. thank you so much for remembering mr gatto , he is a hero to me.

  4. The ultimate abdication of Personsibility: The idea that a Savior is coming to
    rescue us from ourselves.

  5. Dr David Maloney Psychotherapy // 17th November 2018 at 4:02 am // Reply

    This man left a mark in this world and will be remembered for a long long time. RIP John

  6. Another brick in the wall.

  7. Affiliate Watch // 17th November 2018 at 4:21 am // Reply

    Schools are prisons.

  8. No disrespect to anyone but i would like to point out a fact that “mister” is a reference to lowest rank aboard a vessel which would imply that a mister is propery of whoever owns the vessel. Unfortunately and ignorantly, we all are untill we learn the fraudulent ways of the system/game.
    R.I.P Gatto.

    • And it ALL begins with the birth certificate. To register something is to give up ownership of whatever it is you are registering to whatever or who ever you are registering it to, thus the legal fiction of the human flesh and blood is created.

    • What can I do to show respect to a wise elder then?

  9. I got the chance to meet this guy when I was like 12

  10. I made my kids watch this video

    • That’s great. It’d be better if you offered them and enticed them to watch rather than “made them”… just a little Peaceful Parenting tip. 🙂

  11. Miss-andry Begone // 17th November 2018 at 6:03 am // Reply

    One of my Heros. So sad he is gone, but we will keep his memory alive.

  12. Interesting and informative video.

  13. I live in the UK, deregistered my child from state sponsored indoctrination camp 2 weeks ago at 6 years of age. Hopefully the damage can be undone. Feels extremely liberating. Anyone unsure about home education should seriously look into it, it’s more straightforward than one thinks. RIP sir.

  14. Mr. Gatto was 100% correct. Excellent point how is death was ignored and how McCain was treated

  15. My childhood was wasted in schools

  16. What a gem, thanks for posting this $V

  17. Funny…most of my neighbors home-school

  18. Sometimes I’m shocked that with the internet information about how damaging public schools are hasn’t reached more people. Or maybe they just feel powerless to organize and end this.

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