Unquestioned Obedience

"While children's perceptions of the world and opportunities for genuine spontaneity and creativity are being systematically eliminated from the kindergarten, unquestioned obedience to authority and rote learning of meaningless material are being encouraged."

(Harry L. Gracey, sociologist, "Learning the Student Role: Kindergarten as Academic Boot Camp" in H. Stub (ed.) The Sociology of Education: A Sourcebook -- 1975)

Topics: Quotes on Education and Learning