H.L. Mencken (1880-1956), Minority Report
(New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956), p. 33:
The effort to educate the uneducable is hopeless. Schools
for adults soon become kindergartens for adults. The pupils
are quite unable to take in the education proper to their
years. The gogues thus have to provide them with amusement, just as children of four are provided with amusement
in kindergartens. The hope is that they will somehow learn
to think as an accidental by-product of playing, but that
hope is vain.
Gogues = pedagogues.