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Tell that to the Department of Education

Posted By: Judith Yero on November 20, 2015
 
"...the authors contend that the primary aim for schools has always been to “produce well-educated students who think critically and solve complex problems, despite the times”

Are the authors familiar with the history of compulsory public education in America? The purpose has never been about "producing" well-educated, critical thinking, problem solving students. It was, and still is to produce people educated enough to be worker bees for the economy--first in the industrial age and now to compete in the "global economy." (See the mission statement of the USDOE.) On the other hand, the goal was NEVER to produce people who would think deeply enough that they became difficult to govern. This is not conspiracy theory. To read the actual quotes of the people who foisted compulsory public education on America, read Weapons of Mass Instruction by John Taylor Gatto.

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 Tell that to the Department of Education by Judith Yero on November 20, 2015
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