I've always contended that the two primary influences responsible for the gender dysfunction and the promotion of feminist shibboleths are the mass media's cultural influence and the Prussian-styled, operant-conditioning, behavioral programming that is the primary purpose of our public schooling system.
Reading Gatto's online book is a great place to start in understanding how the Public Education System is one of the primary tools used to socially engineer the masses, to create sheeple who mindlessly pursue materialistic consumerism, and become wage/debt slave human resources for corporations and bankers...
(disclaimer: I write this as a person who is most definitely the product of the public school system for my entire life. It is precisely by contemplating Gatto's observations with my own educational experiences in the public schooling system here in Hawaii that confirms for me that Gatto is indeed on to something here.)
...but it is a long read, it does involve a lot of Gatto's musings and personal reflections that can make for comprehensive and perhaps even boring reading in certain passages.
LewRockwell.com recently published a short article written by him that essentially encapsulates his observations based on his experience as a Public School teacher in the New York DOE...so for those of you that don't want to - or simply don't have the time to - wade through his book, this latest article is a great synopsis.
Lesson #1 - Stay in the class where you belong.
This is why our system involves separating classes by age. In no other sphere or endeavor of life is this done. It is counter-productive and counter-intuitive in educating people in dealing with the "real-world" in which all ages intermingle, cooperate or compete together. But it sure imparts the subconscious lesson to KNOW YOUR PLACE. It is a subversive and covert introduction to a subtle caste system classification scheme.
Lesson #2 - To turn on and off like a light switch.
Here, Gatto exposes the actual purpose of having artificial and subjective periods to study curriculum, than cease all work at the sound of the bell and move on to the next class on a completely unrelated subject. It's ironic that the term "Pavlovian" is understood by most people...but the connection between salivating dogs conditioned by the sound of a bell and the conditioning an arbitrary bell ringing incorporated into your child's curriculum for a similar purpose is not readily recognized...or opposed. Just blithely accepted as normal.
Lesson #3 - Surrender your will to a predestined chain of command.
Your will is individualistic and must be suppressed in the interests of class order. The teacher is given the power of every aspect of a students existence when in the sphere of the teacher's power in the school sitting. Example - teachers can deny or allow a student's request to go to the bathroom.
Lesson #4 - Only I determine what curriculum you will study.
Or rather, the students must study the curriculum the teacher is forced to use by the school system. The primary determinant is not to "educate" students to learn to think critically and analyze and pursue individual success...but rather to inculcate conformity.
Lesson #5 - Your self-respect should depend on an observer's measure of your worth. The entire purpose of having grading systems and teaching kids to "pass a test" rather than actually learn real skills and real experiences relevant to a career course a student intends to pursue as an adult. This one is especially applicable to the MRA/Manosphere's constant focus on the feminization of school curriculum that caters to female students strengths that leads to what PMAFT correctly labeled Credentialation.
Lesson #6 - You are being watched.
Perhaps the most subversive and operant-conditioned aspect of our public schooling system...the continual surveillance of the students is one aspect ubiquitous in all public school environs.
When one reads or hears about the growing popularity and unparalleled success of homeschooled children in academic competitions with their public school peers, you now know why the homeschool children usually fare better...they're typically focusing on the three R's - reading,'riting,'rithmetic - and not being subjected to the 6 lesson curriculum of behavioral conditioning and social engineering of the public school system, designed specifically to deliberately dumb down we the sheeple into conditioned reactionaries that behave without purposeful introspection...ignorantly becoming debt slaves in the pursuit of materialistic consumerism, enslaved to our jobs and becoming nothing more meaningful than corporate human resources.