The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to down dissent and originality. That is its aim in the United States, whatever the pretensions of politicians, pedagogues, and other such mountebanks, and that is its aim everywhere else….Their purpose, in brief, is to make docile and patriotic citizens, to pile up majorities, and to make John Doe and Richard Doe as nearly alike, in their everyday reactions and ways of thinking, as possible.” — H. L. Mencken – (1880-1956) American Journalist, Editor, Essayist, Linguist, Lexicographer, and Critic.
https://youtu.be/ijTA92f6P5E Students Test Scores Plunge As Billions Poured Into Broken Education System
This is my beef with our broken education system in this country. Maybe it’s not broken… maybe it’s working as designed….Maybe it’s not an education system, but an indoctrination system….and institution if you will… We are all under duress and being held back and forced into swim lanes that; quite frankly, we weren’t wired to do…. How many Teslas and Edisons and Einsteins have been snuffed out due to our cookie cutter automaton assembly line?
I'll put together a post on this subject when i get the time, i have some experience with "the department"
Nothing is for the benefit of the people.
This has always been the goal - a standardized, unquestioning drone.
With the coming brain implant - wetware / hardware interface - the PTB may finally get their desire.
Profound words. In his time People in the US were educated to FAR higher standards. Rational thought, problem solving, and Independant thought still existed. Although Literally EVERYTHING told us by Washington were LIES to serve their own purposes. Today...the Education has been truly GUTTED. Common-Core, the "Goverment Approved" method teaches to NOT think, but to regurgitate the "approved" fantasies of History, and Constitutional matters, and to "Parrot" what students are TOLD TO THINK. They are teaching our young to DO AS TOLD, BELIEVE AS TOLD, and FEEL every slight as a personal attack. PROGRESSIVE teachers are Indoctrinating kids to Marxist-Socialist Ideology, and often openly attack any who dare to think outside the "approved" curriculum. Our young are largely UNSKILLED, UNPREPARED, and utter drones for The State. ( exactly as the State desires ). As Human beings, they are NON-VIABLE. The young Home Schooled are miles ahead scholastically, socially and Economically. They are VIABLE beings being slandered by MSM. This divide in Education will become particularly evident as these young enter into adulthood. The Bright and SKILLED will survive, the "snowflakes" will NOT. When the Government Dole finally runs out (soon) these same snowflakes and chronic "takers" will quickly die out.( along with their Socialist Teachers ).