An early advocate of public schooling Willliam James says in Habit,
"Habit is thus the enourmous fly-wheel of society, its most precious conservative agent. It alone is what keeps us all whithin the bounds of ordinance, and save the children of fortune from the envious uprisings of the poor.... It keeps different social strata from mixing."
Listen to an interesting interview of John Taylor Gatto here.
Chapter 1 of his book The Underground History of American Public Education is here.Chapter 4 is here.
Defund public schools.
Don't send your kids to 12 years of genius-destroying jail.
The "old" Scholastic tradition founded by the Church actually works.