An outstanding book that I reccomend EVERYONE with even an iota of concern for what the state is doing to our children ought to read. If there was ever a doubt that my children were to be homeschooled, it exists no longer.
The author, John Taylor Gatto, was a tenured teacher who left out of his own volition due to his disgust with the way the schools were programming children.
Not only does he describe, in detail, the pre-meditated steps that the school administrators enfrorce to shatter the individual will of the students, he also shows the history of how the "need" arose.
Ever wonder why public schools do so poorly? It's intentional! SURPRISE SURPRISE!
Frightening, sickening, and fascinating at the same time.