• Schools were designed by Horace Mann and Barnard Sears and Harper of the University of Chicago and Thorndyke of Columbia Teachers College and some other men to be instruments of the scientific management of a mass population. Schools are intended to produce through the application of formulae, formulaic human beings whose behavior can be predicted and controlled.

    "Why Schools Don't Educate". John Taylor Gatto's New York City Teacher of the Year Acceptance Speech, January 31, 1990.