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I guess what I meant was that

the supposed effort to make them "good" citizens was just a cover for encouraging subservience. You are absolutely right. Have you read some of the writings of some of the founders of American "public" education? It was clearly and boldly stated by many of them that they wished to instill devotion to the state as their primary motive. Not even really a "conspiracy," it was all out in the open.