Point of interest

14th October 2011 at 01:00

State of education

"A general State education is a mere contrivance for moulding people to be exactly like one another: and as the mould in which it casts them is that which pleases the predominant power in the government, whether this be a monarch, a priesthood, an aristocracy, or the majority of the existing generation; in proportion as it is efficient and successful, it establishes a despotism over the mind . An education established and controlled by the State should only exist, if it exists at all, as one among many competing."

John Stuart Mill (1806-1873).

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