01 July 2011

101 Reasons as to why I homeschool

Reason 76

"Although teachers do care and work very, very hard, the institution is psychopathic-it has no conscience. It rings a bell and the young man in the middle of writing a poem must close his notebook and move to a different cell where he must memorize that humans and monkeys derive from a common ancestor."~~John Taylor Gatto

Reason 77

"I urge you to examine in your own mind the assumptions which must be lay behind using the police power to insist that once-sovereign spirits have no choice but to submit to being schooled by strangers."~~John Taylor Gatto

Reason 78

"Whatever an education is, it should make you a unique individual, not a conformist; it should furnish you with an original spirit with which to tackle the big challenges; it should allow you to find values which will be your road map through life; it should make you spiritually rich, a person who loves whatever you are doing, wherever you are at, whomever you are with; it should teach you what is important, how to live and how to die."~~John Taylor Gatto

Reason 79

"One of the first things a family tries to teach its children is the difference between good and evil, right and wrong. One of the first things our schools do is destroy that distinction."~~~~John Taylor Gatto


Courtney said...

Such great quotes! Your blog has been such a blessing to me. Thank you for sharing! Blessings, Courtney

Mom of 5 said...

I love reason #79 ;)

Cinnamon said...

Love the last quote!
All good and soo very true!

I love your slide show on the side. Adorable pictures of everyone~


Anonymous said...

Good quotes! At least John Gatto is not afraid to speak the truth!

Jennifer said...

I have always loved Gatto's books. He is so on board and knows full well what he is talking about!

dggp said...

agree, agree, agree, and agree!!!