Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Truer Words Were Never Spoken

Part of a short essay on education in America....

....Mann extolled the Prussian model in his seventh annual report. This met with some resistance, as critics accused him of wanting to establish a “Prussian-style tyranny” in the schools, arguing that the Prussian model was based on a presumption that the government was wiser than the citizenry, while in America the presumption was the reverse. There was considerable basis for this complaint. Prussian theorists regarded public education, and higher education as well, as an institution of “police” and a way of making students “useful as future tools,” — but Mann’s idea ultimately caught on for the most part....

There is no small irony in the fact that Catholic (and Lutheran) schools were established specifically to keep those children out of the Prussian model.

That's something that Abp Listecki's little "education" dictator doesn't bother with.

The rest of the essay--which includes an excellent description of Frau Diktator's friends and thought-pattern--is worth the read, particularly the withering criticism from Allan Bloom, an atheist who gets it.

HT:  Paco

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How Chestertonian:)