Does the American Elite Want Real Public Education? with both Professor Henry Louis Taylor, Jr. and Mark Naison. Tests crowd out all the good curricula/subject areas that provide our youth with enriching experiences. Taylor and Naison make a number of good points—that it's profitable for our children NOT to have a high level of critical consciousness. Profit also comes from the "misery industries," otherwise called the school- to-prison pipeline. That's what makes education political. So no, the American Elite Do NOT Want Real Public Education. They really never have and rhetoric like "leave no child behind" and "all children count" operates strategically to hide that agenda.