Only giving this two stars because Gatto did say a few things that I agree with regarding the structure and aims of the contemporary United States educational system. Other than that he's just another rich jackass that thinks he's above it all and can tell everyone else how to better live their lives without addressing any of the underlying issues, as if the trouble with public schools were the only thing we had to address and suddenly we'd be living in some egalitarian paradise. So much free market libertarian bullshit in here, I am not even sure how he can talk about that and then criticize consumerism in the same breath. The two practically go hand in hand, at least the way they are practiced in this country. And then he's like, everything should go back to communities and families! As if communities and families are always good places of support for their members. How ignorant. Then in the afterword he mentioned his ~six bedroom Manhattan apartment~ AND his ~128-acre farm in upstate New York~. Yeah, okay.