@blitzed @BlueDouche

“Many students, especially those who are poor, intuitively know what the schools do for them. They school them to confuse process and substance. Once these become blurred, a new logic is assumed: the more treatment there is, the better are the results; or, escalation leads to success. The pupil is thereby “schooled” to confuse teaching with learning, grade advancement with education, a diploma with competence, and fluency with the ability to say something new.
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His imagination is “schooled” to accept service in place of value. Medical treatment is mistaken for health care, social work for the improvement of community life, police protection for safety, military poise for national security, the rat race for productive work.
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Health, learning, dignity, independence, and creative endeavour are defined as little more than the performance of the institutions which claim to serve these ends, and their improvement is made to depend on allocating more resources to the management of hospitals, schools, and other agencies in question.”
~ Ivan Illich

@drunkplato (In case you missed it, there are two other parts of the quote after that first part. :)

It's from Ivan Illich's "Deschooling Society", which I first learned about from this weird video:

"Scary School Nightmare"
youtube.com/watch?v=R3ONppw67V

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@blitzed

This one is quite silly actually. Schools or hospitals usually struggle with lack of personnel, equipment and overcrowded classes. Cops at least in the US have first-class equipment, the problem is not in shortages of anything but brains.

@kravietz the $monies go to Teachers Union...the monopoly of lotto for education, bulk of revenue goes to pad teachers salaries leavin kids short-changed.

@blitzed Of course the actual cause of both is niggers rather than funding.
@blitzed the good thing about these arguments is that they work both ways
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