Beyond Schooling: A great scholar and an amazing teacher

While I was in teacher’s college over 10 years ago, I was blessed with the opportunity to meet a man who became very influential in how I saw education and school. He redefined for me, what education is, and how it can be implemented in the life of a child. In Convocation lecture hall, at the University of Toronto, Mr John Taylor Gatto introduced me to the concepts of mass education, dumbing down children and other thought-provoking ideas. It was this conference that was a turning point in my understanding about education. And I will forever be grateful, and it will be my children who benefit from what I learned from this gentleman.

For that reason, if you have ever read a book by Mr Gatto or have been touched by his philosophy on education, I urge you to consider this cause. After having suffered a stroke, there is a request for help with his medical funding and other areas of need. Please consider. Please click here on how you can help.

~ by Omaira on November 21, 2012.

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