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Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 09:35 AM

“…schools and schooling are increasingly irrelevant to the great enterprises of the planet. No one believes anymore that scientists are trained in science classes or politicians in civics classes or poets in English classes. The truth is that schools don’t really teach anything except how to obey orders.”  

 

“Schools are intended to produce, through the application of formulas, formulaic human beings whose behavior can be predicted and controlled.”

“It is absurd and anti-life to be part of the system that compels you to sit in confinement with people of exactly the same age and social class. That system effectively cuts you off from the immense diversity of life and the synergy of variety; indeed it cuts you off from your own past and future, sealing you in a continuous present much the same way television does.”   

 

Throughout the length of the book, Gatto fiercely touches upon the many different factors that have helped cause this growing dilemma. Some of these include the overwhelming amount of television being watched by society in general, and more specifically by children, while other components have to deal with the inherent designs of schooling such as the fragmentation of education, the removal of the family from an individual’s education, the poor life tenets individuals are taught, and much more.  

 

 “Mass education cannot work to produce a fair society because its daily practice is practice in rigged competition, suppression and intimidation. The schools we’ve allowed to develop can’t work to teach nonmaterial values, the values which give meaning to everyone’s life, rich or poor, because the structure of schooling is held together by a Byzantine tapestry of reward and threat, of carrots and sticks. Official favor, grades, and other trinkets of subordination have no connection with education; they are the paraphernalia of servitude, not of freedom.” 

 

 

 

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 03:59 AM

The political Establishment: an entity owned and controlled by self-appointed elites who have an interest in keeping mankind under their domination at the base of their pyramidal structures of power.  

 

Schools and the mainstream media are the principal tools used to reinforce the conditioning of our imposed duty of obedience to the state. 

 

 Otherwise self-directed individuals are thus compacted into one manageable herd of indistinguishable parts. 

 

Instead of learning how to think clearly and with sound analysis, students are provided with catechisms of “politically correct” standards by which to judge the propriety of things.

 

Teaching children and adults what to think has become the central purpose of academia and the mainstream media; a role essential to the very existence of the established order. The specter of men and women even thinking of living as self-directed, autonomous, and spontaneous beings, in pursuit of their individual ends, terrifies the owners of the collective system. 

 

The owners fear nothing so much as the possibility that their herds might become agitated, begin to ask discomforting questions, or (gasp!) stampede.

 

Voters have  started to think beyond the boundaries set by CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, the establishment-serving panderers who characterize ordinary people as “deplorables,” or “freeloaders”. 

 

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