Elitism

The very essence of school is elitism.  Schools exist to teach, to test, to rank hierarchically, to promote the idea that knowing and understanding more is better than knowing and understanding less.  Education is elitist.  Civilization is elitist.  Egalitarianism celebrates the blissful ignorance of the Garden of Eden, where there were no Newtons to perceive the constructive use of an apple.

-William A. Henry III

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