Brave New World

BNW and The Underground History of American Education

I recently came across a book written by an American teacher, former New York City and State Teacher of the Year. The Underground History of American Education is a polemic about compulsory schooling (as opposed to compulsory education), and its claim that schooling is a vast social engineering scheme to keep people in their place, strikes me as uncannily similar to Brave New World. For example,

"In a speech he gave before businessmen prior to the First World War, Woodrow Wilson made this unabashed disclosure:

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I've read both of these, although I hadn't discovered the "Underground," until this past summer. Great quotes here, but I don't make the same connection between the TUGH and BNW that you do. How do you think the two systems or contexts are related?