About this Youtube video: Today we ll explore the history of education as a social institution with a specific focus on how the US organizes its educational system. We ll look at education through the lenses of some sociological paradigms structural functionalist approaches including some of the manifest and latent functions associated with education and a symbolic interactionist approach to education that shows us how self-fulfilling prophecies in educational settings contribute to differences in academic outcomes for students. Crash Course is made with Adobe Creative Cloud. Get a free trial here References Sociology by John J. Macionis 15th edition 2014 US Census Educational Attainment in the United States 2015 UNESCO Institute for Statistics Crash Course is on Patreon You can support us directly by signing up at Thanks to the following Patrons for their generous monthly contributions that help keep Crash Course free for everyone forever Mark Brouwer Nickie Miskell Jr. Jessica Wode Eric Prestemon Kathrin Benoit Tom Trval Jason Saslow Nathan Taylor Divonne Holmes Court Brian Thomas Gossett Khaled El Shalakany Indika Siriwardena Robert Kunz SR Foxley Sam Ferguson Yasenia Cruz Daniel Baulig Eric Koslow Caleb Weeks Tim Curwick Evren T rkmeno lu Alexander Tamas Justin Zingsheim D.A. Noe Shawn Arnold mark austin Ruth Perez Malcolm Callis Ken Penttinen Advait Shinde Cody Carpenter Annamaria Herrera William McGraw Bader AlGhamdi Vaso Melissa Briski Joey Quek Andrei Krishkevich Rachel Bright Alex S Mayumi Maeda Kathy Tim Philip Montather Jirat Eric Kitchen Moritz Schmidt Ian Dundore Chris Peters Sandra Aft Steve Marshall -- Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet Facebook - Twitter - Tumblr - Support Crash Course on Patreon CC Kids .