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John Taylor Gatto


“Prime training for permanent underclasses”

Look again at [what I consider to be] the seven lessons of school teaching: confusion, class position, indifference, emotional and intellectual dependency, conditional self-esteem, and surveillance. All of these lessons are prime training for permanent underclasses, people deprived forever of finding the center of their own special genius.

From the book Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling, 10th Anniversary Edition

— 2005

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