Compulsory schooling

Who is a school-teacher in today’s system?

Having nothing to do better, Ms. Gatto tries her hand at school teaching. The license she has certifies that she is an instructor of English language and English literature; however, that’s not what she does at all. She does not teach English; she teaches school – and she wins awards doing it.

Universally, teaching means a national curriculum you pay for in more ways than you can imagine.

Look at what she teaches:

  1. Confusion
  2. Class position
  3. Indifference
  4. Emotional dependency
  5. Intellectual dependency
  6. Provisional self-esteem
  7. One can’t hide

The kids have to learn how to read and write, have to know how to add and subtract, and have to learn to follow orders if they ever expect to keep a job.

School, as it was built, is an essential support for a model of social engineering that condemns most people to be subordinate stones in a pyramid that narrows as it ascends to terminal of control.

Two institutions control our children’s lives.

  • Television
  • Schooling

Both of these reduce world of wisdom, fortitude, temperance, and justice to a never- ending, nonstop abstraction.

Out of 168 hours a week, my children sleep 56, watch television for 55 hours, attend school for 30 hours, 8 hours for getting ready and commuting, and 7 hours in doing homework.

  1. They are indifferent to the adult world
  2. They have lost curiosity
  3. Poor sense of future – how tomorrow linked to today
  4. Cruel to each other – no compassion for misfortune; laugh at weakness
  5. Uneasy with intimacy – behavior borrowed from television or acquired to manipulate teachers.
  6. They are not who they represent – disguise wears thin
  7. Materialistic – they follow the lead of schoolteachers who grade everything materialistically, and television mentors who offer everything in the world for sale
  8. They are timid, passive, and dependent in the presence of new challenges. Usually, this timidity is masked by aggressiveness or anger; but underneath is a vacuum without fortitude.

Suresh Shah, Pathfinders Enterprise

Resourced from the book by John Taylor Gatto – Dumbing Us Down

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