The American System of Education
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At the very time when the New Left has pictured the American system of education as serving the interests of the capitalist class, conservative groups — ranging from fundamentalist Christians to the John Birch Society — have accused the schools of fostering atheism, socialism, disrespect for authority, and general immorality. How can the same schools be seen disseminating such different values? The fact that the American system of education has been attacked by both the Left and the Right obviously does not prove that American schools are doing an adequate job, respecting neither orthodoxy nor heterodoxy, but it does draw attention to the complex role played by this important social institution.