Thursday, December 11, 2008

Marx and Education

Karl Marx understood the purpose of public education:
And your education! Is not that also social, and determined by the social conditions under which you educate, by the intervention direct or indirect, of society, by means of schools, &c.? The Communists have not invented the intervention of society in education; they do but seek to alter the character of that intervention, and to rescue education from the influence of the ruling class.
Horace Mann and John Dewey understood, as do your school administrators: public education is nothing other that the means for the empowered authority to control subsequent generations.

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