So, thanks to u/tardinator for bringing my awareness to this podcast.
Peace Revolution Podcast Lots of great information.
Episodes 41-45 contain the interview with Gatto, Link
He was an award winning teacher in New York City that wrote the book, "Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling" among others. He states that the school system isn't broken, but is operating exactly how it was designed to. It is supposed to make us docile citizens that consume way more than needed to keep the economy going. The book is a great, easy, and quick read, and the interview while time consuming is absolutely worth every minute. The main reason for my post though is that I really wanted to share the reference section I found on scribd. Some of the links don't work as it is 5 years ago, but there is a lot of solid sources for truth seeking. Probably makes more sense if you have watched the interview, but still helpful if you haven't.