This is from award-winning teacher John Taylor Gatto’s wonderful little book, Dumbing Us Down – The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

In it he describes that schooling children is a very different thing from educating them.

The Seven-Lesson Schoolteacher

These are the things you pay me to teach. Make of them what you will.

1.     Confusion

2.     Class Position

3.     Indifference

4.     Emotional Dependency

5.     Intellectual Dependency

6.     Provisional Self esteem

7.     One Can’t Hide