I read a lot of John Taylor Gatto when I first started homeschooling ten years ago and more again a few years ago when I found “Weapons of Mass Instruction”. It was one of those turning points in my thinking and love sharing his work with others. If you’re interested in learning more about the education system we have and how we got to this point, I strongly recommend reading any of his work.
There are so many YouTube videos of interviews with him but this one is especially nice.
The Ultimate History Lesson
And his website and blog are wonderful resources. Go check it out but be ready for an emotional ride!