TV Or Not TV

The most difficult sell for new parents in the school when I was a Waldorf teacher was the strong recommendation that TV be eliminated.  TV’s become such an unquestioned fixture in all of our homes that we hardly know how to live without it.  And children are so much more susceptible to its seductive lure.…

John Taylor Gatto: Libraries vs. Schools

John Taylor Gatto has written and spoken some revolutionary things about education and schooling.  He was an award-winning teacher in NYC schools for many years, respected and recognized by students, peers, parents, and educators.  He came to realize though that schools too often function as limiting rather than beneficial influences on the children who attend…