In examining this process, Building the Machine considers the heart of the matter: what is the goal of education? In the eyes of President Obama, Education Secretary Duncan, Bill Gates, and others, education should prepare children for the workforce, making obedient and productive employees. Certain of this goal, they use their considerable resources to shape the American educational system in their image. It is up to those who disagree - those who believe that education should produce not merely good employees but good citizens and good family members - to speak up and exercise their right to shape the education of our children.
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