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Never mind the sweet promises.
Socialism is primarily concerned with power to arrange and rearrange a society. Everything else is secondary.
In the USA, Socialists want to use public schools as a road to power. This was John Dewey's master plan. Take over the ed schools, indoctrinate the teachers, and send them out to indoctrinate the young. A very simple and powerful plan, as we have seen for the last hundred years. But to make it work, the Education Establishment must have a great deal of power. Otherwise the common people will Insist on bringing back their primitive traditional ideas. Can't have that!
Progressive educators are in a constant battle with old-fashioned thinking. Sometimes you have to break some eggs if you want to make omelettes. That's Communism 101. Often, traditional education is trampled intentionally. Sometimes it's collateral damage.
To be more precise and concrete.. Progressives in the US end up in the position of trying to defeat literacy. Why? Because when people can't read, they can't think all that well. They will not be able to organize their resistance. They will not get in the way.
So, when you hear Rudolf Flesch and other reading experts explain that the schools are using the worst possible method, don't think this is paranoid craziness. It's what Socialists will logically do to make sure they stay in control.
"Socialism versus Education" (some historical perspective on what we see in the newspapers)