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.
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