And isn't the true purpose of state schooling to equip the majority of people to do a menial job and become docile consumers. Where does this myth about schools being there to help every child develop to their full potential come from? Because it just ain't true, despite the best efforts of many dedicated teachers.
Oh Tom! Oh Tom! How right you are - and how worng!
I am not suggesting that state education is merely a way of stopping child prostitution and child labour - but look at what happens in countries where there is little or no state education. And then there is this thing about "Assume a virture if you have it not." At least while the slogan is there some people will try to live up to it. And if you have to end up doing a job which has no real satisfaction then perhpas something you learnt in school may take you along another path to some sort of fulfillment outside the job. And as for being docile consumers - well I agree and I disagree. Docile no, but consumers we must be. If money doesn't circulate no one will eat.
Perhaps I should run off and hide before Tom shoots me down!!!