On the False Myth of “Industrial Era” Education

Fundamentally, it makes no sense to talk about either “the industrial era” or the development of public school systems as a single, coherent phase of national history. History is not a storehouse of mythic images from which you can or should draw caricatures to make your point.

Well, people often treat it as such, and I expect politicians to use it in that way, but not well-informed fellow faculty.