"Growth and mastery come only to those who vigorously self-direct.
Initiating, creating, doing, reflecting, freely associating,
enjoying privacy -- these are precisely what the structures
of schooling are set up to prevent, on one pretext or another."
John Taylor Gatto
(1937-) American school teacher of 29 years, author, New York State Teacher of the Year, 1991
The Underground History of American Education, 2001