“A Day With John Taylor Gatto”
PRODUCER’S NOTE: THIS OUTLINE WAS USED TO PREPARE FOR THE INTERVIEW SESSION.
THIS OUTLINE WAS SET ASIDE AT THE INCEPTION OF THE INTERVIEW, AND WAS NOTREFERRED TO DURING THE INTERVIEW. THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING THIS OUTLINEPUBLICLY IS TO ILLUSTRATE A) WHAT NEEDED TO BE RESEARCHED BEFORE THE
INTERVIEW, B) JOHN’S BODY OF PUBLISHED WORKS, C) HOW MUCH THOUGHT WENT INTOTHE SPONTANEOUS CONVERSATION WHICH IS “THE ULTIMATE HISTORY LESSON: A
KEND WITH JOHN TAYLOR GATTO”. THANK YOU FOR READING!
Goal: To provide the audience with a comprehensive perspective of the origins, history, form andfunction of the public education system; referring to specific artifacts, and leaving no stoneunturned.To be translated into every language where Prussian Schooling has taken hold, and distributedaround the world. As of the commencement of this production, we have volunteers to translatethis DVD series into:
Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, and Hebrew (more to be added).
Introductory Questions w/ Succinct Answers
(beginning of DVD set)1.
You like to open your interviews and lectures by setting the audience‘s expectations, and issuingyour apologies and caveats… do you have anything to disclose before we
commence?a. Warm up question
2. Message to Parents and Grandparentsa.
―If you could talk to all of the parents and grandparents around the world, all at once,what message would you deliver to them?‖
b. To the effect of:3. Message to Studentsa.
―What message would you deliver to Students around the world?‖
b. To the effect of:4. Message to Teachers, Administrators, Lobbyists, Change-Agents, and Politiciansa.
―What do the world‘s school
teachers, administrators, lobbyists, change-agents, andpoliticians regarding what needs t
o change in how children are educated?‖
b. To the effect of:5. What is the role of curiosity?a. Our greatest Teacher6.
When did the American Dream become one of lifelong servitude to a system we didn‘t create?
a. When Prussian Education was introduced to America in the 19
Why don‘t people recognize this?
Because they‘ve been conformed and conditioned by 15,000 hours of ―public schooling‖
mandated by the government8. What is the root-
cause of today‘s symptoms of incoherence in America?
9. If teachers get their
information from books, why can‘t students just read books for themselves?
10. What does a college education really get you in the 21
Century?11. If the concept of education has been mutated from its original purpose to prepare people for life,what form, function, and purpose does it now serve?12.
Is there a term to describe someone who‘s been conformed to the role of an indentured servant,but doesn‘t realize the context of their position?
a. College Graduatesb. (slaves who think they are free)