“In brief, the teaching process, as commonly observed, has nothing to do with the investigation and establishment of facts, assuming that actual facts may ever be determined. Its sole purpose is to cram the pupils, as rapidly and as painlessly as possible, with the largest conceivable outfit of current axioms, in all departments of human thought—to make the pupil a good citizen, which is to say, a citizen differing as little as possible, in positive knowledge and habits of mind, from all other citizens. In other words, it is the mission of the pedagogue, not to make his pupils think, but to make them think right, and the more nearly his own mind pulsates with the great ebbs and flows of popular delusion and emotion, the more admirably he performs his function. He may be an ***, but this is surely no demerit in a man paid to make ***** of his customers.”
― H.L. Mencken, A Mencken Chrestomathy

I could not find the group I wanted to post this experience in. I had a strong recollection it was there, in my experience groups, but going through 434 experience groups looking for the one matching the subject of your story takes more time than actually writing the stories (Especially when the brunt of it is just a quote). After going through them twice, I just decided to be open-minded about it.
Faust76 Faust76
70+, M
Aug 27, 2014