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Anti-School Yet Pro School
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Hmmm okay so apparently looking it up from wikipedia and wiki awnsers, I found that the word School Is actually in the root words of "leisure", so the athenian culture is given a different perspective on learning itself, as a form of communal, free exchaning, playful thing to do. But apparently the "H" word was added unto the Rennaisance as to prove something that they know latin. Again I could be completley and totally wrong and I did surface level research. So If we go with that definition then the modern school, which is compulsory and coercive, goes against the original meaning of school. Though school has a different meanig and context now, It now means in a way a place or instiution where they are given instruction.

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Early pro-schoolers (with malicious intent) wanted their prisons to be seen as places to learn. That's why they called them "school". Which was successful. Nowadays if you look up the history of school, you've got places to learn and citizen factories thrown on the same heap.
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School today means busy work and conformity. That's all there is to it, and also the ideology that authoritarianism is the "true" form of government. In the early days of civilization, such as the Islamic caliphate, the Romans, etc, school was the place to actually LEARN. You could study whatever was being given at any given time, you could also not go to school at all and study at home, and you didn't need someone hanging over your shoulder 24/7. Nowadays, school has basically become a prison, in order to intercept certain individuals and mentally handicap (Use psychological drugs) them to suppress them and their ideas. Heaven forbid they don't take their medicine lest their childhood becomes drug ridden (it already has thanks to the sheer hopelessness of the system), or they'll rise up against the school system which is 100% perfect and totally gives skills we can use as adults in the job world!

Yeah, my post sounds heavily biased, which it is, but it stems from my unsavory experiences with school. If we weren't forced to go, special needs kids (in the context of mental disorders) would actually get the chance to act as individuals and truly learn instead of doing mind numbing repetitive work.

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