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November 1, 2012
How the school deformers are doing the opposite of what they claim
How Children Succeed -Teachers rewarded repressed drones, according to Bowles and Gintis; they found that the students with the highest GPA’s were the ones who scored lowest on measures of creativity and independence,
and the highest on measures of punctuality, delay of gratification,
predictability, and dependability.
Bowles and Gintis then consulted
similar scales for office workers, and they found that supervisors
judged their workforce the way teachers judged their students. They
gave low ratings to employees with high levels of creativity and
independence and high ratings to those workers with high levels
of tact, punctuality, dependability, and delay of gratification.
Bowles and Gintis, these findings confirmed their thesis: Corporate
America’s rulers wanted to staff their offices with bland and reliable
sheep, so they created a school system that selected for those traits.