Albert Einstein once described education in this manner: “It is not so very important for a person to learn facts. For that he does not really need a college. He can learn them from books. The value of an education in a liberal arts college is not the learning of many facts, but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks” (Einstein, His Life and Times, by Philipp Frank). Unfortunately, industrialists and bankers who reshaped schooling to serve their needs during the Industrial Revolution have transformed institutional academia into the rote memorization of many facts and have rotated it away from real learning that trains the mind to think. In fact, just as the penal system “institutionalizes” young men that spend the majority of their youth incarcerated, the institutional academic system “institutionalizes” children that spend the majority of their youth being reprogrammed by the behavioral modification, Pavlovian conditioning, and Skinnerian operant conditioning objectives that industrialists and bankers have imbedded into the global academic system. In maalamalama Podcast #3, we discuss the downfall and degradation of schooling from institutions of learning into institutions of behavioral modification that turn young children into people that “yield themselves with perfect docility to [the General Education Board’s] molding hands.” As the head of John D. Rockefeller’s General Education Board stated, bankers and industrialists desired to transform the purpose of schooling into one that revolved around “teach[ing] [children] to do in a perfect way the things their fathers and mothers are doing in an imperfect way” and to prevent children from evolving into learned men and women that may grow up to challenge their authority and that possess the desire to right the wrongs they see in society.
Though the shills that work for bankers and industrialists often successfully marginalize those that expose the true intentions of their academic system, in today’s podcast, we provide many direct quotes from many books and policy manuals that shaped the modern day education system so that everyone may come to their own conclusions. Furthermore, we provide many links to the referenced sources in the YouTube description of this podcast that is available on our maalamalama YouTube video of this podcast as we encourage everyone to perform their own confirming research to draw their own conclusions about this extremely important topic. In fact, the reason so many of us today are so oblivious to the truth about today’s currency wars, today’s geopolitical confrontations between the US and Russia and the US and China, and today’s fragile state of many global markets can be directly attributed to much of the behavioral modification conditioning we undergo as children as we regress through the institutional academic system. In the end, once we learn the truth about the “modern” academic system, the question all of us should be asking today is if the cost of a university “education” is even worth it. For those of you that would like a downloadable mp3 file of today’s podcast, please click this link.
I have been very careful to provide many direct quotes from education policy manuals and books that industrialists and bankers used to completely reshape the institutional academic system during the Industrial Revolution in the above podcast so that you may all draw your own conclusions based upon these objective quotes. If you follow the YouTube link above and read the description, you will find many of the references listed so that you may confirm my research and read the referenced documents yourself. Past studies have illustrated that home-schooled children test out at equal or better levels on standardized testing compared to children that attend formal academic institutions at pennies on the dollar regarding the money spent to education each child. I firmly believe that those online education programs that focus on providing learning to children (as opposed to the focus on social and behavioral modification of formal academic programs) will not only be able to compete with higher institutions of schooling at a fraction of the cost, but will also be able to produce far superior learning to formal academic programs. In the end, the trend would definitely gravitate towards higher online learning at a fraction of the cost and away from the formal academic setting of a classroom if formal academic institutions do not drastically alter their methods of teaching to refocus on learning and “training the mind”. If today’s podcast subject fascinates you, please click here to download the fact sheet to learn more about our upcoming SmartWealth online education course. .
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About the author of this podcast: JS Kim is the Founder and Managing Director of maalamalama, a fiercely independent gold & silver research, education and consulting firm that is focused on protecting Main Street from the immoral practices of Wall Street by exposing the truth behind the big banks’ campaign of deceit. Download the fact sheet to the upcoming SmartWealth online education course here. Learn more about our flagship Crisis Investment Opportunities newsletter here, up +5.26% YTD in 2015.