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Weapons of Mass Instruc- tion (New Soci- ety Publishers, 2009) is a se- ries of essays on what's the matter with our school systems. It's subtitled "A Schoolteacher's Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling."
lifestyles for the sake of future genera- clear-sighted, persuasive read about the tions. differences between real learning and so- The film has been screened in more cial control. The thesis is that schools’ than one thousand communities world- real mission is to cripple imagination, wide, in Australia, South Africa, Europe discourage critical thinking and prevent and all over North America. And now self-reliance and independence. it’s available for purchase online at www.garbagerevolution.com or you can watch the first twenty minutes for free. Weapons of Mass Instruction What’s So Funny? J ohn Taylor Gatto’s long-awaited new book is here. (Well, you might have to wait a bit lon- I t might seem like there’s nothing funny about the state of the world. However, despite – or perhaps because of – the se- ger, because the riousness of that, there is a notable trend first printing sold in the environmental community towards out in four days!) using humor and entertainment to deliver And it doesn’t an eco-message. disappoint. At the leading edge of the Weapons of green-meets-funny trend is the Mary- Mass Instruc- land-based www.GrinningPlanet.com tion (New Soci- website, which has, since 2003, been ety Publishers, spinning
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