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What is the real issue here?

Possibilities of the top of my head (though it turns out most of them has been covered):

  • Serfs are supposed to be illiterate (see TBG)

  • Upholding a sham meritocracy (see MfM)

  • Learning obedience (see ARGeezer). Long tradition of this in schools, I think the 19th century public education built on christian sunday schools.

  • Declining status of education (see MfM). I would also add that declining status of education and academia is logical and necessary if the business class is going to dominate in explaining the world.

  • Destroy and plunder the public sector.

  • Path dependency. There might not be any point of high school for all, but they are there.

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by A swedish kind of death on Sat Jan 25th, 2014 at 01:24:41 PM EST
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