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John Taylor Gatto needs our help due to medical condition. (He is getting better).

John Taylor Gatto, the great education freedom advocate and writer had a stroke and needs our help. I have just made a humble donation that I labeled "educational expense." I hope that many of you have found him and his education as useful in real life as I have, and that you find the time and resources to make a donation to this HERO OF THE LIBERTY MOVEMENT.

If you have not yet benefited from his research, please watch one of his definitive series here: 1) The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend with John Taylor Gatto http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL463AA90FD04EC7A2

If you have, please consider shaking your pockets, and searching under the sofa cushions for any change you might have to donate to him and grant him some well deserved comforts here: http://www.thejohntaylorgattomedicalfund.com/

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From Tragedyandhope.com:

Summary: Former NYC and New York State School Teacher of the Year (John Taylor Gatto) illustrates HOW and WHY our public schools are dumbing us down… and what We can do about it. This interview also includes solutions, documents, and references; asking only that you consider the information – THINK FOR YOURSELF – and communicate with others in order to share a higher-level of awareness, thus protecting ourselves from financial predators. This presentation is offered as a public service of the subscribers of the Tragedy and Hope online community, which is an international research and study group, composed of individuals who have screened our productions, and seek to take the next-steps in enacting strategic solutions.

From the back-cover: “When John Taylor Gatto resigned from his job, he did so on the Op-Ed page of the Wall Street Journal. At the time, he was NYC and NY State “Teacher of the Year”. Herein, with more than 200 footnotes, and more than 30 classic texts referenced; this 5-hour interview session, memorializing John’s research, publications, and life experiences, forms an impeccable family resource and reference library of The Underground History of American Education. Each hour focuses on examining the evolution of ideas, which manifest today in the phenomenon of public schooling. By dissecting the history and presenting you with the references, you’re left at the end of each hour, with a copious amount of information to digest; from which you can continue your own personal journey of discovery.”

Shortly after filming the Ultimate History Lesson, John Taylor Gatto suffered a debilitating stroke. Tragedy and Hope has helped to raise funds for his medical needs, as John continues to recover. Here’s the link to his official recovery fund: The John Taylor Gatto Medical Fund dot com

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Thank you Daily Paulers for helping one of our own!

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His thank you note:

http://www.thejohntaylorgattomedicalfund.com/ John sent an email of gratitude:

"Thank you and everyone for my new smile! Next Wednesday for the first time in a year I'll have teeth and be able to smile and chew again! The hospitals lost or broke two earlier sets of dentures, so it's been a long interval between peanuts.

Truly, what people have done for Janet and me has been spectacular! The donor funds have gone for an aide to help me get out of bed and go to the bathroom, sanity-preserving services, for medicines, for printer ribbons,writing supplies and utility bills.

I'm ashamed to say that I am one of the millions who ignored the parental wisom to put something aside for a rainy day, a jerk who devoted too much of his life to sugar and white flour/rice-- which are sugar in disguise. The strokes were almost certainly the result of abnormal blood sugar levels producing diabetes. This weird experience of weakness after a lifetime of perfect health has brought some wisdom too late, but, as mom used to say, better late than never. Anyway, genuine gratitude to all of you for taking away some of the stress at this horrible time. Their big-hearted generosity reminds me of the way Americans were during WWII when I was growing up. What a huge difference it has made for an old Pittsburgh boy and his wife--teeth, medicine, supplies, bills.

When I get back on my feet, thanks largely to you all, I won't forget to follow this example with somebody else as needy as we are now, so the samaritan momentum will resonate beyond this moment ... God bless you all!

Love to everyone from a grateful old fellow who thanks his invisible allies and prays for them every night. We would do our kids a big favor by preparing them for the worst and letting them see how quickly the good things we take for granted like walking, using two hands, speaking clearly, and chewing can be taken away in one second by surprise; I had heard that preached, of course, but the words lacked sufficient meaning to influence my behavior. Now I appreciate that time and vigorous health are the real wealth. We need to put our heads together and figure out effective ways to teach that."

with love and a smile, John"



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Thank you for the reminder

Done. Hearing John Taylor's view on education certainly was an eye-opener for me. I love his stories about how he got inner city kids to engage and taught them critical thinking skills. And how to really effect change in their world. He doesn't waste time running other people down. Reminds me of Ron that way. These men give me hope.

Vickie

JTG changed my whole outlook on parenting

I am so grateful (my two children definitely are grateful) that I read some of his books before my eldest was of school age. They have both thus far been saved the miserable experience of the California public school system which their mother and I both floundered in.

Because of John Taylor Gatto, I came to understand I had autonomy over my children's education which I did not realize I possessed and they have since been taught rather than simply warehoused and tested. My youngest has yet to even take a standardized test and I'm not anxious about that at all because he has a passion for learning. As it was my eldest, in finally taking a standardized test in 8th grade, scored in the top one percent nationwide for both reading & Math as well as combined sciences. Now as a 10th grader, her ACT and PSAT scores are no less impressive and I'm telling you, it isn't due to genetics but instead her own desire to learn; a desire, unlike mine and her mother's, that wasn't crushed in an institution of indoctrination with a mission of producing obedient workers void of critical thinking.

God Speed in your recovery, John Taylor Gato; your impact on my life and that of my children is greater than you will ever know.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead

I think John is one of the most influential persons of our time.

Thanks for the testament SLPd6000ts.

"it is good for the establishment to adopt liberty ideology, but it is not good for those who have already adopted liberty to fall to the feet of the establishment." ~ Annica2

I Just Donated

Thank you for letting me know about this. I also highly recommend JTG's videos.

thank you Kevink!

It is difficult to think of a more deserving person than John :-) and it is great to find community here at the DP :-)

"it is good for the establishment to adopt liberty ideology, but it is not good for those who have already adopted liberty to fall to the feet of the establishment." ~ Annica2

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bump for John and wisdom gained at any time

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to help and keep this thread going...

Ron Paul is My President

Thank you Sunny, You Rock!

John Taylor Gatto is one of the greatest resources the revolution has; his writings are and will continue to be an integral part to our rebuilding of the great human -and American- sense of independence and Liberty.

"it is good for the establishment to adopt liberty ideology, but it is not good for those who have already adopted liberty to fall to the feet of the establishment." ~ Annica2