We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
,,,instruction is the least important part of education. Most information is accessible from books and the media. Basic literacy and numeracy are important, but many if not most skills used by adults in daily life are picked up on the job. The main objective of education in every enduring society is to transmit authoritative cultural, political, and ethical traditions from one generation to the next. We can speak of the major purposes of education as the Four I’s: Initiation, Indoctrination, Inculcation, and Instruction.
Our society is severely lacking in indoctrination and inculcation, as defined by the article.
The author's definition of education closely resembles the model that many homeschoolers follow. Also, if you enroll your sons into the Scouts they will get a good dose of at least two of the four I's that many government schools refuse to teach.
I'd say there's far too little indoctrination. Do they even teach the constitution in schools today? I know they don't study the Federalist Papers. HS grads probably don't even know what the Enlightenment is.
One complaint from businesses that hire college graduates is that these graduates have problems communicating and dealing with other employees. So it seems that traditional schools that push sports are not teaching students to play well with others.