The Single Most Disastrous Effect of Forced Schooling on Preparedness and Self-Reliance

by Todd Walker

“The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.”

     – HL Mencken

In my recent interview on Preparedness Radio Network, I was asked by Joyce Pierce what impact our present educational system will have on future generations concerning preparedness and self-reliance. I didn’t answer her question as fully as I would have liked. I’ll give a more thorough response today.

In a word, disastrous!


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I’m afforded an insider’s view of the intentional dumbing of your children. And I’m not even touching on the evil Common Core in this post.

Many of you reading this will be shocked. Some will bristle defensively and defend your child’s public school because they attend one of the ‘good’ schools. I may get a few shouts of “Amen!”  from those who already know the damage compulsory schooling inflicts on millions of young people daily.

If you can’t handle the truth about force, click away now! You’ve been warned.

“When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.”
— Thomas Sowell

Every parent wants their child to go to the best school, with the best teachers, the latest technology, and the best everything. What caring parent wouldn’t? The problem with meeting these expectations, especially in Schools of Excellence, is that the system simply won’t allow your child to reach his or her full potential.

What if the dismal results of our schools had nothing to do with the teachers, students, administrators, or facilities? Throwing another billion dollars at our system of schooling won’t fix the problem. In fact, more money turns a twin sized Procrustean-bed into a California King-sized torture device.

Dumping gasoline on a burning structure only intensifies the damage!

The puzzle pieces come together when you realize the eye-opening truth: Our system of schooling is not broken. It’s functioning as intended on all cylinders! Sadly, your child is fuel for the tyrannical machine.

*It’s not too late to click away*

Still following along?

Okay, here it is.

What’s the single most disastrous effect of our monopolistic system of coercive schooling on you and your child’s ability to becoming self-reliant, self-sustainable, and prepared?

Habit Training

Pavlov’s experiment is repeated hundreds of times daily in school. Bells ring. Students and teachers spring into compliance. After 12 + years of bells and single-file lines, you’re handed a fancy piece of paper signifying your ability to endure long periods of boredom.

Habit training hold society captive. Understanding this is your first step to building independence and self-reliance. Our ruling class relies on you and your children to follow the habits taught in factory schooling.

It wasn’t always this way. In today’s enlightened schools, your child is being taught dangerous, non-life serving lessons.

Just so you know where I’m coming from, I hold not disrespect for individual teachers or administrators of the compulsory schooling system. To openly buck the system would lead to immediate removal. I work with other brave individuals who feel as I do but are strangled by a system hell-bent on control.

Here’s a few habit training lessons you’ll never see in a teacher’s lesson plan but are unwritten in the system’s approach of forced schooling.

  • Never question authority – rulers are right
  • School nutrition is healthy
  • Teachers are experts
  • College is the only ‘real’ choice for success after high school
  • History taught in schools is accurate: “God cannot alter the past, but historians can.”  – Samuel Butler
  • Faux hero-worship is encouraged
  • Regurgitate answers rather than solve problems – (State Standardized testing is a money-making scam to pad pockets while keeping the masses dazed and confused. Of course, this isn’t openly taught, but true none the less.)
  • Give up your right to privacy in exchange for security in a world filled with boogie-men
  • Understand that the State owns your child and there will be no negative consequences when you transfer your authority over your children to that of government force
  • Individualism is not tolerated and will be squashed with great force
  • Students are lumps of clay that need to be molded to be useful to the collective
  • Guns are evil – knifes too
  • Schools incubate a mini police state in every child to forcefully mold compliant subjects
  • Learning through play is no longer allowed

What keeps the ‘lowliest’ job holder from rising like a meteor to challenge the ruling class? Habit training. We’re trained to accept our station and lick the boot on our neck.

Nothing about prison-like school buildings comes from research as to how children learn best. ‘Experts’ would have you believe the myth that educational best practices only take place when your child is packed into cubicle classrooms with 30 other children of the same age group.

The truth of the matter is that schools extinguish your child’s natural curiosity, drive to play, and socialization. These foundations of learning crumble under the pressure of teach-the-test and the reward-punishment system in our schools.

Self-directed learning, along with self-reliance, ends with the school bell and scheduled habit training.

I’ll leave you with a few quotes for an indictment on our system of forced schooling:

A big Hat Tip to my friend at Durable Faith for sharing this with me. Below are a few quotes taken  from Sheldon Richman’s book, Separating School & State: How To Liberate American Families.

Chapter 3: Why There Are Public Schools – Read the entire chapter here.

Let our pupil be taught that he does not belong to himself, but that he is public property. Let him be taught to love his family, but let him be taught at the same time that he must forsake and even forget them when the welfare of his country requires it. – Benjamin Rush, signer of the Declaration of Independence

As Horace Mann put it, “We who are engaged in the sacred cause of education are entitled to look upon all parents as having given hostages to our cause.”

For John Dewey, the mission of education was sacred:“The teacher always is the prophet of the true God and the usherer-in of the true Kingdom of God.”

William H. Seawell, professor of education at the University of Virginia, got caught in that position in 1981. He said, “Public schools promote civic rather than individual pursuits” and, “We must focus on creating citizens for the good of society.” But most startlingly, he said, “Each child belongs to the state.”

Any parent wishing to build preparedness, self-reliance, individualism, abstract thinking should take heed of the intended, but unspoken, consequences of government schooling. As John Taylor Gatto states, “the purpose of state schooling was not intellectual training but the conditioning of children ”to obedience, subordination, and collective life.”

Proceed with caution my preparedness friends.

Keep doing the stuff!


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24 thoughts on “The Single Most Disastrous Effect of Forced Schooling on Preparedness and Self-Reliance

  1. MI Patriot


    Very well said. I have been fighting evil Common Core for the last 2 years. I had never connected the dots on why I couldn’t help my son with his homework anymore until I learned how deep Common Core goes into the classroom. I gave up being able to help with algebra in 9th grade. I took algebra, calc, and trig in college and figured i could help. Nope, I was lost.

    If you want more information that you could ever hope to have to help fight the talking points of the pro-Common Core people and to help counter what Bill and Melinda Gates do, go to truthinamericaneducation(dot).com.

    Myself and a very dedicated band of everyday people and people who were actually on validation committees for Common Core in different states were able to get Michigan legislators to put a hold on funding for Common Core. We logged hundreds of miles going to the capitol and testifying. In the end, after “thinking” about it all summer, our progressive RINO governor twisted enough arms and the funding was restored.

    The people who send their kids to public schools have to be awakened to what is going on with the educational system of today. We couldn’t afford to home school and we couldn’t afford a private school, so we were kind of stuck. However, with my husband being the history buff he is and what I learned from being a Tea Party activist, we have hopefully instilled in our son a sense of right and wrong and history according to what actually happened, not the revisionist history that is being taught today.

    If we consistently counter the talking heads on COmmon Core, hopefully we can wake all parents up to what is going on their local schools.


    • MI, I’m afraid we are fighting a losing battle to ‘save’ our schools. The power elites won’t let their ‘baby’ die without a fight. And they have a huge arsenal at their disposal – money, media, and years of thought control.

      It’s people like you and your friends that serve to wake up a few. What you and your husband are doing to counter act schooling’s influence on your child is admirable! You’re adding some semblance of balance to his life. I think digging up stories of how past generations succeeded without government schooling are solid gold nuggets in a system filled with fools gold.

      Here are few recent drop outs:

      William Faulkner – dropped out of high school
      Walt Disney – high school drop out
      Wilber and Orville Wright – never graduated. They tinkered with things.
      Richard Branson – Branson’s dyslexia caused him a great deal of trouble as a student, so when he was 16 he left school to go into business for himself.
      Thomas Edison – Dropped out of school to be taught at home – over 1,000 patents followed.
      Albert Einstein – Dropped out at age 15. He later went back to get a diploma so he could enter the university. He failed the entrance exam twice.
      Colonel Harland Sanders founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken dropped out of elementary school.
      Steve Jobs – College drop out.

      Some examples of our founding fathers educational pursuits:

      Based on the evidence of signatures on deeds, wills, militia rolls, and voting rosters, adult male literacy in American colonies ran from 70 to 100 percent.
      George Washington was educated by his father and half-brother.
      Benjamin Franklin was taught to read by his father and attended a private school for writing and arithmetic.
      Thomas Jefferson studied Latin and Greek under a tutor.
      Of the 117 men who signed the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution, one out of three had only a few months of formal schooling, and only one in four had gone to college.

      Never give up, MI!

      Keep doing the stuff my friend!


  2. Brian

    Wow great read This kind of puts my sons anti-bullying class into perspective instead of fixing the problems at hand it teaches to bully the individual doing the bullying. There is no right or wrong but to handle every situation individually in wholeheartedly would be the best way to fix this problem. Children seem more reclusive today and willing to commit suicide on one’s own choice. Then we advertise the children doing the bullying will on television


    • Thanks for sharing, Brian. What is called bullying today has been going on as long as forced association has been in place in our society. It will continue. It’s ironic and hypocritical for schools to post the anti-bullying signs and hold classes like you mention when schools are instruments of force against individuals.

      Keep doing the stuff!


  3. Laurie Neverman

    Well said, Todd. The system isn’t broken – it’s working exactly as it was designed. This is why I homeschool my kids.


  4. Glad the question made you think…


  5. Bessie

    That is an excellent explanation that I have noticed and I find it true when I think of my years of school. We are thinking about putting our daughters through home school or mennonite schooling


  6. Chewylouie

    This is why we homeschool. To those that think homeschooling is too expensive, get with a local homeschool group first. Lots of times they will he books that there kids have finished and you can borrow them or buy them for cheap. Our group has a library. When people finish with a “grade” of books they can put it in the library and other people with there kids that are going into that grade can “check them out” and use them for a year and then put them back in the library for someone else to use. If you get involved with a good group, it is not that expensive. I know people who have put 4 kids through for (pretty much) the price of one.


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  8. “Free education for all children in public schools.”
    ~ Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto, Plank Ten


    • Brian

      Jus had to listen to a complaint from teachers my kid is to quite. How do u find that a problem?


      • They will say he has ADD (attention deficit disorder) or some such psychobabble, then they’ll want him on some kind of prescription. This is how big pharma got so rich, this has been going on for years!!! Schools ARE the drug pushers!!!


      • You just hit the nail on the head, mtnwolf! It’s all about the money. I deal with kids everyday who have been labeled and drugged, in most cases, because they can’t follow their own interests. They must conform to the statist agenda in schools. The round peg in a square hole problem.


  9. Brian

    I agreee


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