Any self-conscious fool, at least intuitively, knows that public schools are a joke but thankfully we have John Taylor Gatto to explain why.
I found his profound essay, Against School - How public education cripples our kids and why and it really provoked my brain.
Normally I would pull some highlights from his paper but that might deprive the lazy of reading the entire article. Seriously, if you have or are planning one day to have children, you'd be intellectually and parentally irresponsible to not heed Gatto.
In fact, I enjoyed his article so much that I clicked on his site. I found out that not only has Gatto artfully expounded on his theses in a book, but that I could read his entire book on his website for free.
Who would put a book on the net for free?
Well, the guy cares more about America and children than money. That should give you a hint about his probity. I started reading his book (currently on chapter 4) and let me tell you that it is even better than his essay. I am going to buy his book anyway because it is that important. When I am done reading it I will consolidate my thoughts and post a more thorough blog on what I have learned.
Click here to read the book.