Public Schools

Modern-day debates over public school often focus on issues such as class size, test scores or bilingual education. John Taylor Gatto says the real problem is school itself. Join NPR's Neal Conan for a discussion with Gatto. Hear why the former New York City teacher of the year says schooling gets in the way of education. Guests:

John Taylor Gatto
*Author of The Underground History of American Education and the lead essay, "Against Schools," in the September issue of Harper's Magazine
*Former New York City teacher of the year.

Edward Humes
*Author, "School of Dreams: Making the Grade at a Top American High School (Harcourt, 2003).

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