Agency-Based Education Video #2

This  excellent video, done by Jesse Fisher, tells the history of compulsion-based education in America. It explores the moral, economic, and political risks of putting children in compulsion-based schools. Most Americans, who revel in being from the “land of the free” don’t realize that their public schools aren’t based on freedom at all but compulsion. How did un-freedom-based schools get started here?  It all started with Frederick the Great of Prussia being mad about losing to Napoleon and listening to his advisor, philosopher Johann Gottlieb Fichte. Fichte claimed that schools must destroy free will and initiative so that soldiers would no longer think for themselves and question their superiors, thus causing a war for the Prussian emperor.  This is when the Prussian model of education was born. Watch to learn the fascinating history and find out more about freedom-based schools!

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