The problem with education is that it works exactly how it is supposed to. Modern education as we know it was set up mainly by that great guy Rockefeller. Just such a giver, with a heart of gold. You can find the amount of influence he had here..
You can also go further and find out the money he gave to other institutions before he funded the GEB here..
Where we can see he started the university of Chicago.
"Mr. Rockefeller's gifts to the University of Chicago total
The reason for his giving was not based on his wanting to uplift humanity, but instead to control it.
Woodrow Wilson, from an address to The New York City High School Teachers Association, Jan. 9th, 1909
"Let us go back and distinguish between the two things that we want to do; for we want to do two things in modern society. We want one class of persons to have a liberal education, and we want another class of persons, a very much larger class, of necessity, in every society, to forego the privileges of a liberal education and fit themselves to perform specific difficult manual tasks. You cannot train them for both in the time that you have at your disposal. They must make a selection, and you must make a selection. I do not mean to say that in the manual training there must not be an element of liberal training; neither am I hostile to the idea that in the liberal education there should be an element of the manual training. But what I am intent upon is that we should not confuse ourselves with regard to what we are trying to make of the pupils under our instruction. We are either trying to make liberally-educated persons out of them, or we are trying to make skillful servants of society along mechanical lines, or else we do not know what we are trying to do."
Now notice that he says "we are trying to make skillful SERVANTS....along mechanical lines.
Strange then that the men who started this system were men of industry. But not strange at all when you realize these same men spent the money on research to find out that if you mold peoples beliefs, you control them.
How important are beliefs when it comes to learning?
Take this quote from the legal book "essentials of paralegalism" 4th edition....pg # xv
3. You must force yourself to suspend what you already know about the law in order to be able to absorb (a) that which is new and (b) that which conflicts with your prior knowledge and experience.
To bad they did not put that in the front of every textbook.
None of us can be educated until we realize how our beliefs control information intake, and then toss out the misguided beliefs they use to control us with.
Until next time folks.