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My Guests today are: Chuck Smith http://smithfixblog.com and Dr. Jake Wade of Timothy Bible College -The Dumbing Down of America using The Prussian System of Education

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." - Thomas Jefferson -
you would understand anything, observe its beginning and its development. – Aristotle

 Although much has been written about the formation of public schooling in the United States most histories of public education overlook the true origins of state-sponsored schooling. First created in Prussia in the year 1716, Compulsory state-sponsored education was engineered by King Fredrick William I as a means of solidifying the fledgling Prussian state into a uniform whole  the public schools, were explicitly designed for the purpose of consolidating imperial power.

The Prussian citizen cannot be free to do and act for himself; that the Prussian is to a large measure enslaved through the medium of his school; that his learning instead of making him his own master forges the chain by which he is held in servitude; The elementary schools of Prussia have been fashioned so as to make spiritual and intellectual slaves of the lower classes. This was the model later transplanted by Horace Mann, the father of American public schooling, to  absolute submission. Here was an organization in which military discipline, absolute subordination, and  centralization The elementary schools of Prussia have been fashioned so as to make spiritual and intellectual slaves of the lower classes. This was the model later transplanted by Horace Mann, the father of American public schooling, to the United States in 1843 (Cubberley, 1920).

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