To many of us who have been witnesses or who have friends or family members who are witnesses, it is of course quite obvious why the Watchtower Society prefer their "faithful" to have as little education as possible, but it is still very rare to see this preference expressed so bluntly and honestly as it was in this Watchtower:
"In the world, there is a tendency to reject leadership. As one lecturer said: "The rising education level has improved the talent pool such that followers have become so critical that they are almost impossible to lead." But a spirit of independent thinking does not prevail in God's organization, and *we have sound reasons for confidence in the men taking the lead among us." (The Watchtower, September 15, 1989, p. 23, §13)
Imagine that! Education promotes critical thinking and makes people so smart that they stop blindly following their hypocritical religious or political leaders. Thinking people are (gasp, choke) "almost impossible to lead"!