To bring about such a result requires that most of us have to be infantilized—made childish—lifelong if possible. School has been the training laboratory for this project for between fifty and one hundred years, depending on the location. It is the most ambitious piece of social engineering in modern history, and has been a brilliant success in reaching its goals. Of course, these are hardly the goals of ordinary citizens, of families, of religions, or of cultures, but they most certainly are the goals of management, whether of business, army, or government.
Between this, and the book I've been reading, it occurred to me: if we want true separation of Church and State, then it is crucial that we have Separation of School and State as well.
This is because education is key to instilling the values and knowledge necessary to preserve liberty. When the State is in charge of determining what values and knowledge we should acquire, the State is in charge of our life.