Thursday, July 22, 2010

Public School Destroys Individualism Just Like in the Fatherland

From its inception in 1819 Prussia, the road to state socialism progressed.  Compulsory schooling was first instituted in Massachusetts, in 1852, before spreading to the rest of the states in the next 50 years.  Interestingly, there is an opposite movement going today; the Swedish system, which only lasts 9 years, because they’ve found children learn better at home than in public schools.  And Hong Kong, which outperforms Japan in math and science, has a shorter school year.

John Taylor Gatto lays out his view of public schools in the article from The Kossar Education Newsletter.

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