Saturday, November 26, 2011

Public Schooling by Chavelle Carter

It is believed here in the United States that "schooling" makes each person a good citizen, and most of us accept these goals in one form or another as a decent definition of public education. We have been taught to believe that "schooling" is synonymous with "success". Public schools train children to be employees and consumers and not leaders. Public schools train children to establish fixed habits of reacting to authority. Public schools train children to conform because conformity is predictable. Pubic schools are meant to determine each childs role in society and once their role is determined they are sorted and trained for that role, and mandatory public schooling is experimentation on young minds to conform childrens habits and attitudes to what society demands. If the underclass children are divided by subject, by age-grading, by constant ranking on test, and separated in childhood it is unlikely that the ingnorant mass of mankind will ever reintergrate. It is believed that a small group of children (Cognative Elite) will be taught to manage the deliberately dumbed down population so that the goverment  might proceed unchanged and unchallenged. Their is a road block in the broken public school education system with it's ineffecent and forced confinement of students. The working class and the poor are denied the same opportunities as the upper class. What do you think about "Public Schooling"? 

1 comment:

  1. Chavelle, I agree with the issues you point out in this blog. I do agree that there has been a McDonaldization of education and that there needs to be change. I cannot foresee that happening in our lifetime because the issues are deeply rooted in the institutions. I would like to say, however, that not all public schools are as bad as you've portrayed them. Central and Girls' High are both public high schools that have very high graduation and continuing education (college) rates.