The final indictment of education today is that it has produced a generation that is uncritical of easy panaceas and a ready prey to the demagogue. There appears to be no correlation between the extent of a citizen’s education and his resistance to popular fallacies. It is as easy to sell a “bill of goods” to the college man as to the half-literate laborer in the cotton rows.
This article portrays an interesting history of “education reform” and it’s frightening consequences. No wonder that alternative approaches to schooling are growing in popularity!