The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling, Iceland Gabriola: New Society Publishers, 2005,.Dumbing Us Down: the Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling, and, the Underground History of American Education: A Schoolteachers Intimate Investigation Into the Problem of Modern Schooling, which is sometimes considered to be his magnum opus.

John wrote several lectures which disclosed a significant conclusion which encouraged splitting institutional schools and removing certification from teaching.It makes them intellectually dependent.9 In 2011, Gatto had two major strokes which occurred after he completed the filming of The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend with John Taylor Gatto 10 which was released in early 2012 by Tragedy and Hope Communications.

13 An article published online by the Foundation for Economic Education described John Taylor Gatto as having mentored "millions of people in writing their own scripts".It teaches them a kind of self-confidence that requires constant confirmation by experts (provisional self-esteem).