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How Elites Teach Their Own Children How to Think, and Other Children What to Think

2 monthes ago   |   By MintPress News

While some social policy formulators are advocating rigorous teaching methods in the formal skills for disadvantaged children, they are tending to enroll their own youngsters in schools that are more open, more permissive, and that tend to give increasing emphasis to the arts and the humanities.
Many observers are beginning to view schooling in the United States as excessively pre-ordered and sequenced. They see the growth of a factory model for education in the United States, in which “productivity” is analyzed in terms of prespecified changes in human behavior. Americans tend to assume...
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