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J. T. Gatto is my new God
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Dirtbikemike Offline
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J. T. Gatto is my new God

I've been reading "An Underground History of American Education" for an hour or so and THIS IS THE GREATEST BOOK I'VE EVER READ!

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(01-13-2012 10:37 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Mike you deserve an SS medal. Here, be proud:
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Congrats for doing something I never had the balls to do.
If you have kids, save them from the bullshit you are forced to go through.
(01-25-2012 05:36 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Balls of steel re-awarded. 
(02-07-2012 03:22 PM)flann Wrote:  Balls of Tungsten, now.

I found a picture for tungsten balls
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(02-14-2012 03:17 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Your balls are denser than white dwarf star matter.
(03-13-2012 08:27 PM)M3116 Wrote:  Balls of steel re-re-reawarded Nutter

(05-14-2013 03:01 PM)Prince Darkstar Wrote:  Dirtbikemike is the only guy I know of on here who won an argument with a teacher.
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RE: J. T. Gatto is my new God

It is a good book. You should also check out John Holt "How Children Fail" and "How Children Learn". Let's not forget the numerous Alfie Kohn books about Education.

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I'm looking for a job right now. Once I get a salary I am going to start reading books again. We all know books are something we don't read in school. Well.... textbook......
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Maybe I'll read it, I should read more books anyways
05-20-2012 03:31 AM
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(05-19-2012 02:52 PM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  It is a good book. You should also check out John Holt "How Children Fail" and "How Children Learn". Let's not forget the numerous Alfie Kohn books about Education.

Yes I was looking to acquire all JT Gatto books and then some. I could check out Alfie K if I remember to.

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Hidden stuff:
(01-13-2012 10:37 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Mike you deserve an SS medal. Here, be proud:
[Image: BallsofSteel2.png]
Congrats for doing something I never had the balls to do.
If you have kids, save them from the bullshit you are forced to go through.
(01-25-2012 05:36 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Balls of steel re-awarded. 
(02-07-2012 03:22 PM)flann Wrote:  Balls of Tungsten, now.

I found a picture for tungsten balls
http://bit.ly/xqd1zk

(02-14-2012 03:17 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Your balls are denser than white dwarf star matter.
(03-13-2012 08:27 PM)M3116 Wrote:  Balls of steel re-re-reawarded Nutter

(05-14-2013 03:01 PM)Prince Darkstar Wrote:  Dirtbikemike is the only guy I know of on here who won an argument with a teacher.
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RE: J. T. Gatto is my new God

I've been meaning to pick these up for sometime too. After I finish up some of the books I'm reading now I'll be sure to pick 'em up. I keep putting it off.

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He's alright. I got a few books on him.

Previously known as Derchin.
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RE: J. T. Gatto is my new God

Read all his books. All very much worth it, namely Weapons of Mass Instruction. Sometimes I think it I could just show it to one sane politician where I live, students will be free.
05-25-2012 10:21 PM
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