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John Taylor Gatto books
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John Taylor Gatto books

Quote:The one problem I have with Gatto is he supports a sort of "anarcho-capitalist" school system in place of the current "totalitarian socialist" system. He would replace state funded and authoritarian schools with privately funded "free schools." Honestly, I still support including the socialist aspect of state funding for education. In many cases, a libertarian private school would be inaccessible to the poor and disenfranchised, and may cause just as much damage as an authoritarian socialist school. I would support free state-funded education for every citizen, and thus the ideal model would be the libertarian socialist school.

Based On what I read so far hes more so anarchism socialism. A belief in a free market, but against the foundation of profit.
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RE: John Taylor Gatto books

School is for the most part an irrelevent factor in peoples lives except that it offers a chance to meet other people, which could easily be facilitated by other means.

Also, i'm bumping this because I am working on a comprehensive Anthology of JTG lectures that I found free online (vemeo, youtube, etc.)

A suprisingly non-reduntant speaker, I am listing the parts of each speech that are unique so as to index what my iTunes counts as 1.9 days in 31 tracks

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