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 > Two institutions at present control our children's lives: television and schooling, in that order. ---p25 > Two institutions at present control our children's lives: television and schooling, in that order. ---p25
  
-^Activity               ^ Time (hours)    ^^  +^Activity                Time (hours)    ^^  
-|weekly total           | 168             || +|weekly total            168             || 
-|of which:                               ||| +|of which:                                ||| 
-|sleep                  | 56              || +|sleep                  |  56              || 
-|television             | 55              || +|television              55              || 
-|school                 | 30      | 45     +|school                  30      |  45    
-|preparation and travel | 8       | :::    +|preparation and travel |  8        :::   
-|homework               | 7       | :::    +|homework                7        :::   
-|eating                 | 3               || +|eating                  3               || 
-|**remaining time**     | **9**           ||+|**remaining time**      **9**           ||
  
 These dominant influences create dependency and there is no remaining time to enable children to learn any degree of self-reliance. These dominant influences create dependency and there is no remaining time to enable children to learn any degree of self-reliance.
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-Institutions invariably protect their own interests over and above the goals for which they are created.  Educational institutions are no exception.+Institutions invariably protect their own interests over and above the goals for which they are created.  Educational institutions are no exception. 
  
 > It was this philistine potential --- that teaching the young //for pay// would inevitably expand into an institution for the protection of teachers, not students --- that made Socrates condemn the Sophists so strongly long ago in ancient Greece. > It was this philistine potential --- that teaching the young //for pay// would inevitably expand into an institution for the protection of teachers, not students --- that made Socrates condemn the Sophists so strongly long ago in ancient Greece.
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