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How the state-run schooling system helped fire the death toll in World War I.

Stefan Molyneux refers to this schooling system in the lecture: “The Monitorial System was an education method that became popular on a global scale during the early 19th century. This method was also known as “mutual instruction” or the “Bell-Lancaster method” after the British educators Dr Andrew Bell and Joseph Lancaster who both independently developed it. The method was based on the abler pupils being used as ‘helpers’ to the teacher, passing on the information they had learned to other students.”

“In the late 19th and early 20th century in the United States and elsewhere, the monitorial method was abandoned in favor of the methods of Horace Mann, using the lecture model of instruction delivered to passive students grouped into classes by age, without regard to differences in aptitude. It created more jobs for professional teachers, and was sold as a better way to educate more students to a higher level, but was criticized for reducing the participation of students in educating themselves and one another, and increasing the modeling of behavior on age peers over that of adults.”