Remember that compared to what it replaced in the early to mid 19th century, this system was pretty f*cking sweet.
One Man Created the Education System Holding You Back
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Tell that to the parents who in New York who rioted to keep their kids out of (mandatory) school. Tell that to the parents who suffered and children arrested when schools got “in loco parentis” custody rights. Tell that to the hundreds of thousands of children who have been raped/preyed upon by teachers.

Note: the rape is generally the “statutory” kind, but still quite awful. It’s so prevalent that you can find scary statistics on students who (later) married their teachers.

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