Public schooling has played an integral role in the breeding of passive citizenry. They are viewed as one of the shining lights of the modern world. Who could question the value of free and compulsory education?
The working of social institutions shown in textbooks greatly diverges from reality. If schools taught individuals how to think and promoted intellectual curiosity and produced citizens of healthy minds and body, then few would question their value.
Schools are intended to produce… formulate human beings whose behaviour can be predicted and controlled. To a very great extent, schools succeed in doing this. In a national order in which only the “successful” people are independent, idealistic, confident and self-reliant, the products of schools are irrelevant. They can sell film and razor blades, push paper and talk on telephones, or sit mindlessly in front of a flickering computer, but as a human being, they are useless. Useless to others and to themselves.John Taylor Gatto
The institutional role of schools is to train people for obedience and conformity and to make them controllable. The history of schools says that the birth of public school was for this intention. The schools are designed like factories. They divided into many divisions and class and the end products is US. It’s YOU, ME AND EVERYBODY. The schooling system was first introduced in Prussia n the late 1700’s.
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What’s actually shocking is that…
We have so eagerly adopted one of the worst aspects of Prussian culture. This is an education system deliberately designed to produce mediocre intellects, to hamstring inner life, to deny students appreciable leadership skills and to ensure docile and incomplete citizens. This all is only done to make the population “manageable”.
If we look back at the history of SUCCESSFUL individuals like Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, and many other great people did not have an educational background as a means of their success.
So today, as the young minds of the world, we need to ask ourselves- Why are we so blinded by something that is never the means of getting something important. Do these grades, degrees, colleges really matter? In fact, they are training you to be the slaves of the institutions.
If we look at the period before the renaissance, the people were the slaves of the church. Today, we are still in slavery to some other social institutions.