role of martinet and drillmaster as never before, with little power to decide things in her own classroom. 25 In this way, the schools reproduced the social relations that existed in schools and in the society that funded the schools. It reproduced the social status and economic conditions of families by passing on their rank and status to their children.
It was a somewhat somber training that did succeed in accomplishing its goals. The schools prepared youth to accept the economic system and the forms of organizational discipline that existed in schools and society as normal ones, as natural structures in an industrial democracy.