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John Taylor Gatto | Result: Merged With Homeschooling[edit]

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  1. Literally three sentences, also the person seems to be mostly obsolete. ⇂ɔsᴉᗡpuoɯɐᴉᗡ (talk) 05:22, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. Maybe obsolete. May have never been relevant. Those 3 sentences don't do much of a job of saying why we should have a page about him here. After all, not everyone who provides tutoring for homeschooled students is a fundie loon. Spud (talk) 06:44, 16 September 2017 (UTC)


  1. Entirely on-mission and informative, even if short. "obsolete person" is a nonsensical non-reason for deletion - David Gerard (talk) 17:05, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. Keep. The Wikipedia page shows some ways that it could be expanded: his links to libertarianism, and more details on his anti-public school thesis. Bongolian (talk) 19:23, 21 September 2017 (UTC)


  1. With Homeschool, maybe? RoninMacbeth (talk) 17:41, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. Merge with Homeschool.— Spinning-Burger.gif (talkstalk) 22:55, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
  3. Reasons. —ℓσωℓу ѕуѕσρ вιgℓʝвιgℓ σf gσαтιѕтαи (ωσя∂ѕ σf ωιѕ∂σм/α¢нιєνємєитѕ) 09:47, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
  4. A sentence or two in Homeschooling should cover it, unless we have a list of homeschooling advocates somewhere. Nudescendant (talk) 10:26, 2 October 2017 (UTC)


  1. The current stub is shit, and I suspect that it will stay a stub for a long time. On the other hand, I've seen translations of this guy's books cited as support by homeschooling advocates in my own country, so... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ --ZooGuard (talk) 17:45, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
  2. I don't think it's a good thing that one of the sentences is just about Wikipedia making some little change. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario! 21:19, 16 September 2017 (UTC)


It's been two weeks since this was nominated. The plurality of votes (3/7) are in favor of deletion, but that's not a majority. Do we decide by a majority vote, or do we decide by plurality? RoninMacbeth (talk) 21:19, 30 September 2017 (UTC)

Given that there are two keeps and two goats, I think that the consensus is keep. Spud (talk) 06:14, 1 October 2017 (UTC)
The goats are not in favor of keeping.-⇂ɔsᴉᗡpuoɯɐᴉᗡ (talk) 06:35, 1 October 2017 (UTC)
As far as I can tell, "Goat" is a formal non-vote. RoninMacbeth (talk) 03:20, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
All right, it now looks like the majority favour saying something about him in the homeschooling article. Spud (talk) 05:01, 3 October 2017 (UTC)