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“H.H. Goddard, said in his book Human Efficiency (1920) that government schooling was about ‘the perfect organization of the hive.’”

An Underground History of American Education by John Taylor Gatto, p. 83

Fact Check

Goodard did use this phrase but was talking about the general organization of a society, not government schools. His full quote from page 62 in his book: “It is said that the busy bee, so often held up to us as a model of industrious work, actually works twenty minutes a day. The explanation of the great amount that he accomplishes is said to be in the fact of the perfect organization of the hive. Perhaps it would be wiser for us to emulate the bee's social organization more and his supposed industry less.”

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