John Taylor Gatto, a famous schoolteacher and author, died last week. I knew him first as a writer and ally of unschooling, and eventually got to know him as a friend. John Gatto passed away on Oct. 25, 2018, and I want to share some of my memories of him. I took this photo of John in a dressing room at Carnegie Hall before he took the stage for his event, The Exhausted School.Read More
John Taylor Gatto continues to write and keep up with his blog despite his stroke, but he and his wife Janet continue to need our help . . .Read More
John Gatto wants to answer your questions, and Pat Farenga is moving the Starting to Homeschool Webinar to a new date.Read More
John Taylor Gatto continues to improve from his stroke and has just revised his website . . .Read More
John Gatto's website is temporarily down, but he's doing well . . .Read More
Education and Consumerism: Have schools confused being a consumer with being a citizen? Ivan Illich wrote, "The existence of schools produces the demand for schooling. Once we have learned to need school, all our activities tend to take the shape of client relationships to other specialized institutions . . ."