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Us Down: The Invisible Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by (10th
Anniversary Edition) by
Taylor Gatto. Contains essays based on some of John's speeches about school
and education. While not a book about homeschooling, it makes some shrewd
observations about the failures of public schooling and how to re-engage the
family's involvement in learning. An eye-opener for those still unconvinced of
the benefits of homeschooling. I believe Gatto's credentials, in part, win
over (he was New York City and New York State Teacher of the Year). I simply
enjoy his passionate voice and concise analysis of the problems with compulsory
The 10th Anniversary edition contains a new
afterward by the author in which he reflects on the past 10 years and updates
you on some of his current projects.
Paper, 104 pages.