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Books about schooling history in the United States
« on: March 28, 2009, 03:08:12 am »

Before the US education "reform" to supply government schools the poor people were without education and only the rich got into universities. Is this the true history of schooling in the United States?

Even without studying the matter in depth I'm confident, that this is false. Considering, that the US in general was booming thanks to free markets before 1913 there must have been some kind of education system not by government but by the free people for the people, including rich and poor. But I have a problem. I don't have a good source of information on this matter. The feelings are based purely on economical and libertarian history that I've gotten from writers such as Ron Paul, Mises, Henry Grady Weaver, Anderw G. Galambos, Edward G. Griffin and others.

Does anyone happen to know a good book, that means book with quotes and sources, that would give a good view, even a general one, to the education history of the US from 1850's to 1990's? What I would like to learn is that before the all mighty government americans in general were the most educated people on earth. What I would like to learn is how this was possible and why that is not the case anymore.

The only book that comes to my mind is Deliberate dumbing down of america, that is freely available at http://www.deliberatedumbingdown.com/ I'm yet to get it, because I want to know if there are others.
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Re: Books about schooling history in the United States
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2009, 08:13:08 pm »

Um, one of the speakers at the Liberty Forum, John Taylor Gatto?!?

http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/

The Underground History of American Education

His new book is Weapons of Mass Instruction
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Re: Books about schooling history in the United States
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2009, 07:17:30 am »

Um, one of the speakers at the Liberty Forum, John Taylor Gatto?!?
Thank you! I totally forgot him. I think I'll buy the newest one.

I also found out, that Mises Institute sells two education related books. One by Murray Rothbard called Education: Free and Compulsory ($6) and then there's Theory of Education in the United States by Albert Jay Nock.
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Re: Books about schooling history in the United States
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2009, 10:15:08 am »

Watch my interview with Charlotte Iserbyt, author of The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America at http://tinyurl.com/ddu2en

Also: G. Edward Griffin's interview with Normm Dodd, exposing the major foundations and their rôle in controlling education: http://tinyurl.com/cvs4d7

Also my interview with Ben Graydon, former head of Parents United in Responsibility for Education on the right and primacy of home based education: http://tinyurl.com/2t7mus

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Re: Books about schooling history in the United States
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2009, 12:11:35 pm »

Watch my interview with Charlotte Iserbyt, author of The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America at http://tinyurl.com/ddu2en
I will. I've read parts of her book so far. Great stuff.

Also: G. Edward Griffin's interview with Normm Dodd, exposing the major foundations and their rôle in controlling education: http://tinyurl.com/cvs4d7
Done already!

Also my interview with Ben Graydon, former head of Parents United in Responsibility for Education on the right and primacy of home based education: http://tinyurl.com/2t7mus
Will watch it.
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Re: Books about schooling history in the United States
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2009, 10:18:33 am »

I can also suggest "The Voluntary City", http://www.independent.org/publications/books/book_summary.asp?bookID=17

It has a chapter on education, detailing not only historical references, but also spends a bit of time on private education efforts in the present day in poor areas of India.

Ah, here is the author of that chapter: http://jamestooley.blogspot.com/
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