Does anybody know anything about this? I read that members of Skull and Bones in the United States have played a preponderant part as the historical designers who chose to engineer a German-Prussian pedagogy and school organization. They wanted a U.S. school experience from the start based on purposive mass behavior modification, social engineering, and centralized curricula system (based on curricula 'castes' decided by previous socioeconomic status instead of ability) instead of assumptions of individualized discernment, learning and congnitive equality. This sounds like crazy conspiracy theorist stuff. Skull and Bones started in 1832. I did hear about the very old German-Prussian pedagogy and school organization system that continues to be used today, even the word kintergarden is German for "garden of children." The system was made to produce industrial workers in high numbers, with a lack of specialization. In America today it seems we go for more the sufficent-in-most-areas ideology for public schooling rather than having any specificity at all but being able to usually get what classes you want in high school. Even then, you have many required classes. What is "tracking" in countries such as the Netherlands about? Why do we have the summer off? I heard somewhere it was because in back in early times you used to have to go work on the farm or something during the summer, and during winter break you stay home because its too cold.