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Education or Indoctrination? Questioning the Purpose of Schooling

Have you ever wondered if school is really about education or more about indoctrination? John Taylor Gatto, a renowned educator, believed that schools were designed not to educate but to indoctrinate young minds. He argued that the true purpose of schools is to create a compliant workforce rather than foster critical thinking and genuine learning.

The history of compulsory schooling sheds light on this perspective. Did you know that compulsory schooling laws were initially enacted not to benefit students but to control and standardize education? It's a stark realization that challenges the idea of schools being about learning.

Here are some ways how schools prioritize indoctrination over education:

At School Survival, we understand these concerns and offer a wealth of information about alternatives to traditional schooling. Our extensive section covers various options such as self-directed education, homeschooling, unschooling, getting a GED, charter schools, starting college early, democratic schools, and more. We believe that every student deserves an education that nurtures their curiosity and allows them to thrive.

Join us in questioning the purpose of schooling and exploring alternative paths that prioritize genuine learning and personal growth. Your education should empower you, not confine you.

Where to next? Pick one!

Posted in: Blog, College, Start College Early on April 8, 2024 @ 11:57 AM


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