Friday, November 02, 2007

Control of Conduct

Dr. Cattell, on the purpose of government schooling:

"The scientific control of conduct is what schools are about. The scientific control of conduct is of greater economic importance than the use of electricity or steel." [1923]

John Gatto's thoughts on this:

"Once you think that the control of conduct is what schools are about, the word "reform" takes on a very particular meaning. It means making adjustments to the machine so that young subjects will not twist and turn while their minds and bodies are being scientifically controlled. Helping kids to use their minds better is beside the point."

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