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The Educational System Was Designed To Keep Us Uneducated And Docile

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In his 1905 dissertation for Columbia Teachers College, Elwood Cubberly—the future Dean of Education at Stanford—wrote that schools should be factories “in which raw products, children, are to be shaped and formed into finished products…manufactured like nails, and the specifications for manufacturing will come from government and industry.”

The next year, the Rockefeller Education Board—which funded the creation of numerous public schools—issued a statement which read in part:

In our dreams…people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hands. The present educational conventions [intellectual and character education] fade from our minds, and unhampered by tradition we work our own good will upon a grateful and responsive 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, educators, 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 ample supply. The task we set before ourselves is very simple…we will organize children…and teach them to do in a perfect way the things their fathers and mothers are doing in an imperfect way.


Intelligent citizens are difficult to govern. It’s just a fact. The more intelligent you are, the more likely you will know the issues and be aware when you are being fed a bunch of crap. Now ask yourself, how did education in America transform from a system that imparts knowledge to one that uses behavior modification techniques to influence the attitudes and beliefs of those passing through it? By systematically trying to create a nation that works instead of thinks, that’s how.

You see, the aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citizenry, to suppress dissent and originality. Public education does not encourage critical thinking nor does it foster imagination. It does not teach emotional intelligence. It does not encourage the pupils to work together to solve problems. It does not seek out and help nurture an individual’s innate skills and abilities. It just gives you tasks.

As Albert Einstein said, “Never confuse education with intelligence.” 


The Origins of Education and Mandatory Schooling
Prior to the late 1800’s, education was a private practice that took place in private institutions or through home schooling. That all changed in 1902 when John D. Rockefeller created the general education board in conjunction with Frederick T. Gates. Frederick T. Gates was a close friend, business and personal advisor to Rockefeller. The general education board was responsible for funding the American public school system, and provided over one hundred million dollars in 1902 while continuing their support beyond 1902. If we follow the money, the general education board was responsible for the creation of the American public school system. Does education not play a large role in manipulating the consciousness of human beings? By consciousness manipulation I mean trying to influence the way that the human being perceives the environment around them. In order to implement this system, teachers need to teach, and somebody needs to teach the teachers, and somebody needs to teach them too. It’s time we start questioning the real purpose of education and who exactly is putting human beings through this system, and for what purpose?
“I don’t want a nation of thinkers, I want a nation of workers.” – John D Rockefeller
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John D hit the nail on the head.  That is exactly the school system that I passed through.  And I fell for it.  Adults were perfect, knew everything and were never to be questioned.  It took me a long time to outgrow that and I'm not sure  I ever fully did.  When I started teaching, it was like pulling eye teeth to get those children to think for themselves, to argue and debate and put out their own thoughts on topics.  I fear I was a failure at the effort.  Almost none "got it".  Parents told them "teacher is always right".  Well, this teacher was not always right.  Nor were many of her fellow teachers. 

Please, someone, tell me it is better today.  Are children being allowed to think and speak for themselves - even if the adults disagree with them?   Are they being allowed to try out their own ideas for what they are worth?  I hope so.  Public schools were ?????   Are?????  Sometimes I wish I could sit in invisibly and observe.

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The current educational system cannot quantified as bad or good. It has a single big problem: it is incomplete. The question is - why is it so? Well, it is so because it doesn't teach you about your individual mind structure and its functioning. The knowledge your are getting about the mind itself,  are very poor and abstract. You have to study at a University if you want know more about your mind, which is the most intimate "asset", you posses and you are using daily. It shouldn't be like this. In searching for to educate myself about mind, I came across a new concept - the concept of Mind Connectivity, that is about how to upgrade your individual mind structure to become able to see all the existing kinds of knowledge in a new transparent light. You can find more about mind connectivity here: https://mindconnectivity.com/
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