My husband found this article today and got really excited about it. This is *not* light reading, save it for when you have a little time. This is a little history on Albert Jay Nock and his ideas.
Noch on Education
Born in the early 1870s, he witnessed the severe societal changes resulting from world wars, revolutions in ideology and the spinning-out of political measures that had often been passed decades before. He watched with particular concern as American schools abandoned classical education in favor of the less disciplined liberal arts approach favored by John Dewey and his followers. Nock charted what he saw as the disastrous consequences to American society of democratizing education. In doing so, he opposed one of the most popular trends of the early Twentieth century: mass education.