The Definition of indoctrination: To teach a person or group to accept a set of beliefs uncritically. In the schools my kids go to, they promote multiculturalism very, very often. When it is raised... In class or in books or video, it is always with a favorable bias. Never do they discuss potential problems or downside risks. An opinion in favor of, or against, multiculturalism is an opinion, not a fact. As such, both sides of the issue need to be presented for it to not be considered indoctrination.
They regurgitate what they were taught. They are not taught rational though, they are taught what to think not how to think. Public schools are also a place where the kids are told what they can and cannot wear, what shots they have to have. It would be much more beneficial if kids were allowed to be kids and not told to sit down and shut up while a teacher drones on about topics most kids do not care about all day long.
People naturally assume that the public school system is trying to do what's best of the children. The fact of the matter is that these institutions have nothing to do with education. They are set up by people who, like all other people, have their own personal agendas. The public school's true purpose is to put certain messages into the children's heads so they'll be more obedient of the government when they get older.
Consider the 'grade' system. You start off in first grade, where you're placed not by academic ability, nor by willingness to learn, but by age. The reason for this is very simple. Most children already think of adults as if they're their superiors, and now they'll associate their position in the grade system with superiority. Obviously, that's nonsense. A kid in the 5th grade may very well have less overall academic ability then a kid in the 2nd grade. Moreover, education isn't something that can be ranked. The kind of education that tends to be more valuable later on in life is your specialization, not the sheer quantity of raw general knowledge.
Next, consider the way a classroom is structured. The teacher is in charge. The students are to listen to the teacher. This is most peculiar as well. After all, the teacher is a hired employee, who is in fact working for the students. If anything, the teacher should be listening to the concerns of the students, not the other way around. The reason the classroom setting is set up in this way is clear. The students learn at an early age to respect authority figures, so later on, they obey the government.
Our educational system is about the future of our country. It has always been that way. So there is naturally going to be mass schooling. And any kind of mass schooling is going to contain some sort of indoctrination. Until a child is old enough to learn to think on his/her own, they will automatically accept as true whatever they are told. And until they are taught how to think critically, they still won't think critically. Critical thinking is not something that comes naturally, it must be taught, and those who indoctrinate anti-American beliefs in our children know this. Likewise, any kind of grading system is going to contain some form of competition: an A is not a B, a B is not a C, and so on. These things can't be avoided: passing is not failing, failing is not passing. When your car breaks down, so you're late for work, do you give your car an A for a job well done or do you try to find out what the problem is? The solution is not to make everyone equal (name one person who you think is equal to yourself; name one person who you think is better than yourself; it doesn't work), but to create future citizens who will believe that doing their part in their country (whatever it might be, from washing cars to being CEO of a Fortune 500 corporation) helps to make their country stronger, safer, freer, and more prosperous. There is no country in the World that can compare with the USA in these things. Creating future citizens who hate their country (which is what our current educational system is doing) cannot possibly make for a better country.
Not only is curriculum overwhelmingly the liberal-only viewpoint,but they'll push their politics in the classroom as well. An example in my own life was when a high school English teacher told those of us who were 18 years old that we "should vote Democrat" despite whatever our parents' leanings. Yeesh!
The whole education system was built by John Dewey, he was not shy about his opinions or his socialist attitude. Unfortunately the Democratic Left has doubled down on it, they are importing illegal immigrants and giving them voting rights while they simultaneously indoctrinate the future of America, our children, thru the public education system. They are terrified DJT will actually succeed in draining the swamp which will be the end of their free money train, they will stop at nothing to ensure their way of life is never put at such a risk again.
There is a clear introduction of liberal ideas in the public school system. For all the years I have been in school I've yet to hear from a conservative teacher and only hear 1 sided arguments from teachers with a liberal agenda. The mind of kids are malleable and thus resulting into indoctrinated students.
At schools that i have attended or viseted, most of the staff was made up of people who were very liberal. I, while not considering myself a republican, was quick to notice the amount of bias twards students that resented our president. I myself am not a massive fan of our president. But people were actually afraid to say anything good about him in class so that they wouldn't get shot dirty looks or talked about behind their backs. We did a gender unit that talked about masculinity like it was a disease, any made any viewpoint against it sound like gods word. As we read articles in class i noticed that if anything bad was said about someone, they would mention that they were also a republican. I am actually worried that my generation is being brainwashed.
The School system is designed to keep people mindlessly obedient to authority and keep them busy memorizing facts that most of them will never use instead of teaching them to think critically and independently. That's why they have everybody say the pledge of allegiance. They also teach the students propaganda about history. They teach them to compete with each other. Not everyone can get good grades because of the grading curve. This is all to perpetuate capitalism and keep the people ignorant and complacent of the corruption of the financial elites.
The whole modern public system is based on Prussia's military schooling system which was formed in the 1800's. When Napoleon ran through their country in 1806, they attributed their defeat to their soldiers thinking too freely and not obeying orders indefinitely. They responded by forming an "education" system that could create obedient, subservient workers whose complete life purpose was to serve their country's interests. Horace Mann, the "great education reformer" of the 19th century, traveled to Prussia in 1843 and saw this system, and decided to bring it to America. He helped introduce compulsory schooling into Massachusetts, the first time this was heard of in America. This system gained popularity and was introduced to the rest of America, and the rest is history. Just look at the ridiculousness of what happens today: students are given generic labels like "gifted" and "special ed" to control their perception of what their potential is, and they are stuck in whatever role they are given as kid. Ever wonder why they gave you all those ridiculous assignments? Its to weed out the ones who can't obey orders. The kids that make it to college aren't the smartest by a long shot; they are the ones that listen the best and have the most potential to serve their government. If they can convince you to do menial assignments just because they tell us to, they can basically put anything over anything over your head and you'll take it because you've been trained since age 6 to be dependent on meaningless rewards like grades: the biggest bunch of bullshit ever shoved down the public's throat. WAKE UP PEOPLE
So to quote from my college textbook, one of the function of education is socialization: "The general process of social learning whereby the child learns the many things necessary to become a well-functioning and acceptable member of a particular social environment” (Ryan and Cooper - Those Who Can, Teach, edition 13). Yes, some indoctrination does occur but it is all subjective. Some form of socialization is UNAVOIDABLE. Plus this website DID NOT define indoctrination. If we are to have a productive debate on the topic, that would be nice.
Basically, what I am saying is that some model of common courtesy and professionalism is absolutely necessary for job interviews and building professional relationships. School can be an appropriate facilitator for such purposes.