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Sunday, January 27, 2019

28. A Change In The Governing Mind: The Underground History of American Education by John Taylor Gatto from archive.org

28. A Change In The Governing Mind: The Underground History of American Education by John Taylor Gatto from archive.org
CHAPTER TWO     An Angry Look at Modern Schooling   Today 's corporate sponsors want to see their money used in ways to line up with business  objectives.... This is a young generation of corporate sponsors and they have discovered  the
advantages of building long-term relationships with educational institutions.  — Suzanne Cornforth of Paschall & Associates, public relations consultants. As quoted  in The New York Times, July 15, 1998 
      A Change In The Governing Mind   
     Sometimes the best hiding place is right in the open. It took seven years of reading and  reflection for me to finally figure out that mass schooling of the young by force was a  creation of the four great coal powers of the nineteenth century. It was under my nose, of  course, but for years I avoided seeing what was there because no one else seemed to  notice. Forced schooling arose from the new logic of the Industrial Age — the logic  imposed on flesh and blood by fossil fuel and high-speed machinery.  
     This simple reality is hidden from view by early philosophical and theological  anticipations of mass schooling in various writings about social order and human nature.  But you shouldn't be fooled any more than Charles Francis Adams was fooled when he  observed in 1880 that what was being cooked up for kids unlucky enough to be snared by  the newly proposed institutional school net combined characteristics of the cotton mill  and the railroad with those of a state prison.  
     After the Civil War, Utopian speculative analysis regarding isolation of children in  custodial compounds where they could be subjected to deliberate molding routines, began  to be discussed seriously by the Northeastern policy elites of business, government, and  university life. These discussions were inspired by a growing realization that the  productive potential of machinery driven by coal was limitless. Railroad development  made possible by coal and startling new inventions like the telegraph, seemed suddenly to  make village life and local dreams irrelevant. A new governing mind was emerging in  harmony with the new reality.  
     The principal motivation for this revolution in family and community life might seem to  be greed, but this surface appearance conceals philosophical visions approaching  religious exaltation in intensity — that effective early indoctrination of all children would  lead to an orderly scientific society, one controlled by the best people, now freed from the  obsolete straitjacket of democratic traditions and historic American libertarian attitudes. 
      Forced schooling was the medicine to bring the whole continental population into  conformity with these plans so that it might be regarded as a "human resource" and  managed as a "workforce." No more Ben Franklins or Tom Edisons could be allowed;  they set a bad example. One way to manage this was to see to it that individuals were  prevented from taking up their working lives until an advanced age when the ardor of  youth and its insufferable self-confidence had cooled.   

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