The most erroneous assumption is to the effect that the aim of public education is to fill the young of the species with knowledge and awaken their intelligence, and so make them fit to discharge the duties of citizenship in an enlightened and independent manner. Nothing could be further from the truth. The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality.― H.L. Mencken

  1 comment for “Education

  1. February 1, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Personally, I am suspicious of institutionalized ideologies because they tendency to resort to one form of coercion or another in their quest for compliance. As such, creativity is compromised and free thinking suppressed. Exactly what should a syllabus be composed of? Should there be a level of flexibility or should it be rigid?

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