Ralph Waldo Emerson observed that political leaders call for popular education because they fear that “This country is filling up with thousands and millions of voters, and you must educate them to keep them from our throats.” But educated the right way: Limit their perspectives and understanding, discourage free and independent thought, and train them for obedience.
. . . many measures have been taken to restore discipline. One is the crusade for privatization – placing control in reliable hands. . .
Justifications are offered on economic grounds, but are singularly unconvincing . . . [which has led] to imposition of a business culture of “efficiency” – an ideological notion, not just an economic one.