Education…Really, Is that what we are calling it?
Let me start this installment with a question, actually a few.
I suspect everyone would agree there is no such thing as a free lunch and yet governments go to great lengths to ‘insist’ we go to school, the good thing is it’s totally free!
Why is it free?
Some of you are probably saying, it’s not free since it educates the working tax payers of tomorrow and so not actually free but an ‘investment’ on future returns.
On a certain level you may be correct but I believe it goes much deeper than that in trying to explain the function of the current existing educational ideology.
Are we going to honestly believe if only in part that free education across the G20 nations may be as an investment into the future, makes perfect sense.
Prior to the late 1800s, education was a private practice that took place in private institutions or through home schooling. That all changed in 1902 when John D. Rockefeller created the General Education Board in conjunction with Frederick T. Gates, a close friend and business and personal adviser. The General Education Board was responsible for funding the American public school system, and provided over 100 million dollars in 1902 while continuing their support beyond 1902. If we follow the money, it becomes clear the general education board was responsible for the creation of the American public school system. Does education not play a large role in manipulating the consciousness of human beings?
Like all good detectives, we don’t take things on face value (especially the Dollar, it has no real value). We look a little closer and start to peel off the onion layers of ‘white-noise’ that hides other motives.
The basket weaver soaks his reed before he starts to shape the basket, the reed must remain wet in order to shape the reed to his will. As the basket dries out the shape becomes fixed and now will forever hold its shape.
Young children, like reeds are malleable, they can be shaped and molded at a young age. The brains dendrites (thought highways) are ‘wet’ at the early stages of life up until about 5 years old, some until 7 years of age. Once the ‘wet’ period of the child is over (kindergarten).
The basket is set for the most part, it now only needs to maintain a longer period of ‘molding’ before the basket case is ready for the outside world and to pay taxes for the rest of your healthy years of course.
Let us not forget just how much the various religious schools have gotten into the education game. But hat has nothing to do with the same ideology that drives governments generous offer of free education. The church obviously knows there is profit in educating children
It is never too late to wake up, to simply stop taking things on face value is a start. Learning to learn, is a start, looking from a higher POV can reap faster benefits than currently arguing over what is or is not truth.
Until next time…