From David P.
The aim of public education is not to fill the young of the species with
knowledge and awaken their intelligence. ... Nothing could be further from the
truth. The aim ... is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the
same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down
dissent and originality. That is the aim in the United States and that is its
aim everywhere else. ~~ H. L. Mencken, 1924