So Much for Alma Mater

Did you know that your formal education was intended to transform you into a specific sort of person?
That’s right. Most people think they attend school in order to learn a set of philosophically neutral facts that will help them succeed in life, get good jobs, etc.
It’s a nice belief, but it just isn’t true. For one thing, a complete, formal education of the sort that all American children need in order to be considered literate cannot be philosophically neutral.
And that’s OK.
What’s not OK is the fact that so many people are unaware of just which philosophies undergird and inform everything taught in the schools.

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