Frank Zappa on Schools

Didn’t have time to put this into Chapter 6, which is now online, but it’s as good as anything John Taylor Gatto (who I do quote) said. This is the full transcript:

“Schools train people to be ignorant, with style. They give you the equipment that you need to be a functional ignoramus. American schools* do not equip you to deal with things like logic; they don’t give you the criteria by which to judge between good and bad in any medium or format; and they prepare you to be a usable victim for military-industrial complex that needs manpower.”

“As long as you’re just smart enough to do a job and just dumb enough to swallow what they feed you, you’re gonna be alright. But if you go beyond that then you’re gonna have these grave doubts that give you stomach problems, headaches…make you want to go out and do something else. So, I believe that schools mechanically and very specifically try and breed out any hint of creative thought in the kids that are coming out.”

If you want to undermine what Frank was talking about then click on this link.

*this can apply to any school system in any part of Industrial Civilization.

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