He can't claim credit for the idea, though.
Our schools were modeled after Bismark's Germany, which were designed to produce obedient soldiers and bureaucrats.
"If you want to influence [the student] at all, you must do more than merely talk to him; you must fashion him, and fashion him in such a way that he simply cannot will otherwise than what you wish him to will." --Fichte
Good times, good times.
A lot of bad things came out of Germany in the 1800s. Not the least of which were German Talmudic critics. They founded modern atheism, particulary among Jews. These atheists graduated to communism.