The Underground History of Compulsory Education in America

The Underground History of Compulsory Education in America

US education is based on the Prussian model, training students at early ages to comply so they would make good soldiers.
Going from one class to another when the bell rings is teaching the herd mentality.
Ring of the bell is conditioning based upon Pavlov’s dog model.
The Prussian model of education was brought to the US by industrialists – merchants of war.

Educator John Taylor Gatto in The Underground History of American Education  describes Prussian thinking at the time:

The Prussian mind, which carried the day, held a clear idea of what centralized schooling should deliver: 1) Obedient soldiers to the army; 2) Obedient workers for mines, factories, and farms; 3) Well-subordinated civil servants, trained in their function; 4) Well-subordinated clerks for industry; 5) Citizens who thought alike on most issues; 6) National uniformity in thought, word, and deed.

The area of individual volition for commoners was severely foreclosed by Prussian psychological training procedures drawn from the experience of animal husbandry and equestrian training, and also taken from past military experience.

Extending Childhood – ‘From the beginning, there was purpose behind forced schooling, purpose which had nothing to do with what parents, kids, or communities wanted. Instead, this grand purpose was forged out of what a highly centralized corporate economy and system of finance bent on internationalizing itself was thought to need; that, and what a strong, centralized political state needed, too. School was looked upon from the first decade of the twentieth century as a branch of industry and a tool of governance.

Woodrow Wilson made this unabashed disclosure: We want one class to have a liberal education. We want another class, a very much larger class of necessity, to forgo the privilege of a liberal education and fit themselves to perform specific difficult manual tasks.’ Source The Underground History of American Education

Many people interested in the topic we can dub, “The Education Conspiracy,” will know the name John Taylor Gatto. He’s been a highly decorated teacher, who turned whistleblower and has been writing about the nefarious agenda behind compulsory schooling and the players that put it in place ever since. We are joined by David J. Rodriguez, the publisher of John’s latest book: The Underground History of American Education

He is also the Founder of Education Options Expo, which is an event where parents are introduced to respectful schools and approaches to learning, like private schooling and homeschooling, and where they hear from leaders who are demonstrating the future of education today. After selling his business at age 26, he moved to South Korea where he taught English at a high-performance high school. His business background includes work in the fields of insurance, biotechnology, and dentistry. He was born and raised in California, where he attended public school. He received a business degree from San Jose State University. His newest book project with Mr. Gatto has exclusive contributions from Dr. Ron Paul, G. Edward Griffin, and Lew Rockwell, and will be made into a film in 2018. In addition, Mr. Rodriguez is the Founding Principal of Valor Academy, which is a private school that sets students free to pursue their interests, passions, and dreams (to launch in the Fall). For education options, check out the Expo: or contact David on Twitter: @djrodriguez2015

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