Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Public Schooling

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: John Taylor Gatto

Narrated By: Michael Puttonen

Publisher: Post Hypnotic Press

Date: February 2012

Duration: 3 hours 20 minutes


Thirty years in New York City's public schools led John Gatto to the sad conclusion that compulsory schooling does little but teach young people to follow orders like cogs in an industrial machine. With over 100,000 copies in print since its original publication in 2002, this book is collection of essays and speeches and includes a describes the wide-spread impact of the book and Gatto's "guerrilla teaching."


  • casey halbakken

    Very intellectually intriguing, my guess is this book is very unpopular in the world we live in. The reason I come to that conclusion is while listening to the book thinking about all the people I work with, giving them the knowledge of this book it would question our working relationship. I selfishly cannot have that happen. That is the power of this book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.