Education = Indoctrination

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Essential quotes for parents and children to consider on the subject of schooling and education.

Submitted: February 05, 2012

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Submitted: February 05, 2012



And I Quote...

"Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school." - Albert Einstein

"Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education." - Bertrand Russell

"Schools: Vast factories for the manufacture of robots." - Robert Lindner

"The only time my education was interrupted was when I was in school." - George Bernard Shaw

"A child educated only at school is an uneducated child." - George Santayana

"Drop out of school before your mind rots from exposure to our mundane educational system. Forget about the Senior Prom, go to the library and educate yourself if you've got any guts." - Frank Zappa

"All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education." - Sir Walter Scott

"Education makes machines which act like men and produces men who act like machines." - Erich Fromm

"Education, the great mumbo jumbo and fraud of the age..." - Malcolm Muggeridge

"Education - compulsory schooling, compulsory learning - is a tyranny and a crime against the human mind and spirit. Let all those escape it who can, any way they can." - John Holt

"My grandmother wanted me to have an education, so she kept me out of school." - Margaret Mead

"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education." - Albert Einstein

"My schooling not only failed to teach me what it professed to be teaching, but prevented me from being educated to an extent which infuriates me when I think of all I might have learned at home by myself." - George Bernard Shaw

"School is the advertising agency which makes you believe that you need the society as it is." - Ivan Illich

"We are students of words; we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Schools have not necessarily much to do with education... they are mainly institutions of control, where basic habits must be inculcated in the young. Education is quite different and has little place in school." - Winston Churchill

"Thank goodness I was never sent to school." - Beatrix Potter

"What usually happens in the educational process is that the faculties are dulled, overloaded, stuffed and paralyzed..." - R. Buckminster Fuller

"The classroom's the last room to get the truth." - Rage Against The Machine

"The premise upon which mass compulsion schooling is based is dead wrong. It tries to shoehorn every style, culture, and personality into one ugly boot that fits nobody." - John Taylor Gatto

"Whatever the explanation, it's perfectly obvious that our educational system has nothing to do with education: it's a babysitting service designed to replicate the worst qualities of the parents." - Stephen R. Donaldson

"The purpose of Compulsory Education is to deprive the common people of their common sense." - G.K. Chesterton

"It seems the purpose of the so-called educational system is not to educate us to be free-thinking natural beings, but rather to distort what is really going on in the world." - Mary Croft

"People who've been through our educational system, they think they're thinking, when they're just repeating like parrots." - Robert Anton Wilson

"What a great advantage for leaders that the people do not think." - Adolf Hitler

"The university is a vast public utility which turns out future workers in today's vineyard, the military-industrial complex." - Mario Savio

"A tax supported, compulsory educational system is the complete model of the totalitarian state." - Isabel Paterson

"Are traditional schools very much like mini-prisons? Do they stifle imagination, cramp the child physically and mentally, and run on various forms of overt or covert terrorism? Of course, the answer is an unambiguous YES." - Robert Anton Wilson

"Intelligence appears to be the thing that enables a man to get along without education. Education enables a man to get along without the use of his intelligence." - Albert Edward Wiggam

"Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throats." - Martin H. Fischer

"If a man is a fool, you don't train him out of being a fool by sending him to university. You merely turn him into a trained fool, ten times more dangerous." - Desmond Bagley

"An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious, mendacious - just dead wrong." - R. Baker


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