Education

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Interest of• Carnegie Corporation
• Educate Yourself
• Goodison Group in Scotland
• Sidney Hook
• Joseph Rowntree

Education is a concept.

Official narrative

This is why we need schools, which are to be completely trusted. Teachers know better than parents.

Concerns

In the words of US's best known teacher, John Taylor Gatto: "A schooling is not an education!"[1]

 

An example

Page nameDescription
Home educationThe practice of educating children outside of schools, i.e. at home. In many countries, homeschooling is illegal, despite the general spectacular academic results.

 

Related Quotations

PageQuoteAuthorDate
George Carlin“Governments don’t want well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking. They're not interested in that... that doesn't help them. That’s against their interests. They don't want people who are smart enough to sit around a kitchen table and think about how badly they are getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fuckin' years ago. They don't want that. You know what they want?... They want obedient workers, obedient workers. People who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork and just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime and the vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it.”George Carlin
Conspiracy belief“belief in conspiracy theories is positively associated with intuitive rather than analytic thinking. Consistently, higher education predicts lower conspiracy beliefs, a finding that is partly mediated by a tendency among the less educated to attribute agency and intentionality where it does not exist, and stronger analytic thinking skills among the higher educated.”Jan-Willem van Prooijen
Karen Douglas
2018
Frederick Taylor Gates“In our dreams, we have limitless resources and the people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding bands. The present education conventions fade from their minds, and unhampered by tradition, we work our own good will upon a grateful and responsive rural folk. We shall not try to make these people or any of their children into philosophers or men of learning, or men of science. We have not to raise up from among them authors, editors, poets or men of letters. We shall not search for embryo great artists, painters, musicians nor lawyers, doctors, preachers, politicians, statesmen, of whom we have an ample supply.

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The task we set before ourselves is very simple as well as a very beautiful one, to train these people as we find them to a perfectly ideal life just where they are. So we will organize our children and teach them to do in a perfect way the things their fathers and mothers are doing in an imperfect way, in the homes, in the shops and on the farm.”
Frederick Taylor Gates
John Lennon“The people have the power, all we have to do is awaken that power in the people. The people are unaware. They’re not educated to realize that they have power. The system is so geared that everyone believes the government will fix everything. We are the government.”John Lennon
H.L. Mencken“The state maintains its control of elementary education, not primarily to reduce illiteracy and turn the eyes of the plain people toward the stars, but to make sure that they are not taught anything that is subversive. Public education is thus a police measure.”H.L. Mencken1924
Mary Miller“If we win a few elections, we’re still going to be losing unless we win the hearts and minds of our children. This is the battle, Hitler was right on one thing. ‘Whoever has the youth has the future”Mary Miller6 January 2021
School“schools have not necessarily much to do with education... they are mainly institutions of control, where basic habits must be inculcated in the young. Education is quite different and has little place in school.”Winston Churchill


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