you don't want a nation of thinkers you want a nation of workers you are john d rockefeller here is the dark truth of the school system in 1903 john d rockefeller founded the general education board and within five 00:45 years he would donate 1.27 billion dollars today adjusted for inflation why would rockefeller donate such a large sum of money toward american education
did he donate his money because he is a good person did he donate his money because he truly cared about the american education 01:30 system
or did he donate his money to indoctrinate american society the whole idea of assembling masses of students to be processed by teachers in a centrally located school was a stroke of industrial genius the whole administrative hierarchy of education as it grew up followed the model of industrial bureaucracy the very organization of knowledge into permanent disciplines was grounded on industrial assumptions children marched from place to place and sat and assigned stations bells rang to announce changes of time
the inner life of the school thus became an anticipatory mirror a perfect introduction to industrial society the most criticized features of education today the regimentation lack of individualization the rigid system of seating grouping grading and marking the authoritarian role of the teacher are precisely those that made mass public education so effective an instrument of adaptation for its place and time alvin hoffler future shock 1970.
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