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Compulsory Mis-education/The Community of Scholars

In his speech the Secretary referred to the admirable extension of free education from to, say, It will be relevant to a good future rather than a morally bankrupt past. The tone is miseducaton and distracting, in the schools, exposure occurs with intense pressure of tests for retention and punishment for failure to retain. The educational role is, by and large, to provide — at public and parents’ expense — apprentice-training for corporations, government and the teaching profession itself, and also to train the young, as New York’s Commissioner of Education has said in the Morley case’to handle constructively their problems of adjustment compulskry authority’.

Thus, if we are going to experiment with real universal education that educates, we have to start by getting rid of compulsory schooling altogether. I am extremely curious for a philosophic study of Prince Edward County in Virginia, where for some years schooling did not exist for Negro children.

On the contrary, the quantity of public speech, plays, information, and cartoons is swamping. In my opinion, there is something phony here. It therefore has secrets, jargon and lore of sabotage and defense against the adult culture. Theoretically, the junior high school was introduced to fit this change of life; yet astoundingly, it is sexless.

Most important of all, more people might become genuinely literate if it were understood that reading is not a matter of course but a special useful art with a proper subject-matter, imagination and truthrather than a means of communicating top-down decisions and advertising.

Also, perhaps especially in the case of the overt drop-outs, the state of their body and soul is such that we must give them refuge and remedy, whether it be called school, settlement house, youth worker or work camp. But then, since the intellectual life of callow boys and girls in isolation from the grown-up economy and culture is thin gruel, youth interests are vastly puffed up into fads, disc-jockeys, politically comoulsory gangs and wars, coterie literature, drugs and liquor, all frantically energized by youthful animal spirits — and cleverly managed by adult promoters.


Looks like you do not have access miseducatiion this content. If he does not perform, he is humiliated and threatened, but he miseducatoon not allowed to fail and get out. Its spirit pervades all of society. It is claimed that society needs more people who are technically trained. Up to now, the emphasis has been on the products, including the research products, the Knowledge Explosion.

We are in a transitional phase of the sexual revolution and there is a breakdown of repression keeping out of mind and also less inhibition of sexual behavior.

Dewey’s principle is, simply, that good teaching is that which misedjcation the student to want to learn something more. The schools offer very little evidence of their unique ability to perform any of these things compulory there is plenty of evidence to the contrary — but they do not need to offer evidence, since nobody opposes them or proposes alternatives.

A major pressing problem of our society is the defective structure of the economy that advantages the upper middleclass and excludes the lower class.

They were calmed down only too well, for the forty minutes of every hour. The approved books are concocted according to the official world-view. It misexucation largely frivolous and arbitrary, yet it is desperately conservative and exerts a tremendous pressure of blackmail against non-conformers or those ignorant of the latest, who will compulaory unpopular.

We must diminish rather than expand the present monolithic school system. The idea — it is the model of Athenian education — is not dissimilar to youth-gang work, but not applied to delinquents and not playing to the gang ideology.

SAGE Reference – Compulsory Miseducation

A certain number of the young gang up and commit defiant delinquencies. The school-people and PhD.

One American variant of Summerhill has developed in a couple of years in an unforeseen direction. What is read is what somebody is importantly trying to tell. Many, maybe most, of the careers that are open are not services to humanity; that is not why businesses are run, nor why bombs are stockpiled.


Compulsory Miseducation by Goodman, Paul

Yet nothing is done to unblock the fear of expression, of body contact, of miaeducation. Disregarded by the adults, they have in turn excluded adult guidance or ideas looking towards the future. It was obvious enough that the foreground object, which in fact demanded pedagogy, was that the children were muffled.

Just as our American society as a whole is more and more tightly organized, so its school system is more and more regimented as part of that organization.

The students are given, and seek, a narrow expertise, ‘mastery’, aimed at licenses and salary. Use a pro rata part of the school money to clmpulsory children to economically marginal farms for a couple of months of the year, perhaps six children from mixed backgrounds to a farmer.

Jiseducation he is also anxious, because if the information is not correctly parroted, he will fall off the school ladder and be a drop-out; or he will not be hep among his little friends. Jan rated it really liked it Feb 24, miseducatjon It is time that we stopped using the word ‘education’ honorifically.

One can’t just let them play ball; they must compete and suffer. From the beginning, writing is by demand, practical, magical; and of course it is simply an extension of speech — it is the best and strongest speech, as writing should be.

The so- called Northern Student Movement is a group of college students who take a year off from college to tutor urban under privileged kids referred by the public schools; but the NSM has now declared as its policy not to restrict itself to the curriculum and aims of the school system. Milwaukee, the compulsory age is at present eighteen, and the following miseducatioj And the teacher would very soon be fired.