[The aim of public education is not] to fill the young of the species with knowledge and awaken their intelligence. Nothing could be further from the truth. The aim ... is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality. That is its aim in the United States.
—HENRY MENCKEN, American Journalist (April 1924)
ls it surprising that prisons resemble factories, schools, barracks, hospitals, which all resemble prisons?