010: (Hidden Lesson Two) The Silencing of the Self

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The second episode in a series aimed at detailing and dismantling specific elements of the destructive hidden curriculum in public education.

Critical Thinking Question:
Consider for a moment the amazing and wonderful diversity of human beings: in thought, ambition, imagination and creativity...
Why would certain people want to reduce so many unique individuals to a point where they can easily fit into a uniform and homogeneous group?

Topic:
The second embedded lesson of public education: Conformity

This is what Alexander Inglis called the "Integrating Function" of secondary education. We certainly pick it up in elementary school as well.

And who has benefited?

“There is no neutral education. Education is either for domestication or for freedom.” -Joao Coutinho

Bumper Music:
"Steal My Sunshine" Kidz Bop!
www.kidzbop.com/

Look Closer:
"Principles of secondary education" By Alexander James Inglis
http://books.google.com

"The Six-Lesson Schoolteacher" by John Taylor Gatto
http://www.cantrip.org/gatto.html

AGAINST SCHOOL(How public education cripples our kids and why)
By John Taylor Gatto

http://www.spinninglobe.net/againstschool.htm

How Quiet Helps at School(1953)

So-Called Education Intentionally Dumbs Down Americans by Heidi Stevenson
http://www.naturalnews.com/023215_America_health_United_States.html

For A New Liberty by Murray N. Rothbard (Chapter 7: Education)
http://mises.org/rothbard/newlibertywhole.asp#p119

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