Schooling is adept at rooting out individuality and enforcing compliance. In his book, Understanding Power, Noam Chomsky writes:
In fact, the whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don’t know how to be submissive, and so on—because they’re dysfunctional to the institutions.
This filtering process begins very early in a child’s schooling as conformity is rewarded and divergence is punished.
What is having kids good for other than providing human shields for the government to use.