Free written this morning.....
"a government that subordinates the individual to the state and strictly controls all aspects of life by coercive measures"
Do you know what happens to someone who questions the authority of a totalitarian state? Do you know what happens when an individual exposes the corruption and abuse of the state? They're usually disappeared, tortured and executed. Just ask Julian Assange.
"Totalitarianism is a political concept of a mode of government that prohibits opposition parties, restricts individual opposition to the state and its claims, and exercises an extremely high degree of control over public and private life. It is regarded as the most extreme and complete form of authoritarianism."
Whether they set out to do so intentionally or not, schools of all sorts and flavors generally use a totalitarian model of control over their students. When one questions the abuse, neglect or corruption of those within this model, they subject themselves to the possibility of being bullied, lied about and targeted by staff and others in authoritative positions.
Simply put, dictators won't tolerate deflectors. Making a stand against an unfair and abusive ruler will almost inevitably expose you to abusive and corrupt measures in order to "beat" you into submission or remove you from spreading rebellion.
Schools are totalitarian states replete with mindless drones believing in their anointed supremacy who carry out the abuse, torture and commands of their ruler. Because the reality of the school environment is this, students are disposable. They come and go in very predictable cycles. The system is designed for their stay and experience to be short lived so most of them will put their heads down, suck it up and know they'll be done soon enough. Staff, on the other hand, is many times, forever. They have plenty of time to practice their strategies, line their pockets and inflate their egos with titles and tax dollars.
I am so sick of weak people who put money and profit before the hearts and souls of individuals. I am so sick of having to participate in a system that sucks people dry and spits them out. I am so sick of giant egos and limited minds.