Education. Sociology 101. People 25 years of age and over with a high school diploma increased from 41 percent in 1960 to more than 84 percent in 2000 Those with a college degree rose from 8 percent in 1960 to about 27 percent in 1999. Functionalist View.
Manifest function of education is the transmission of knowledge
Latent functions include transmitting culture, promoting social and political integration, maintaining social control, and serving as agents of change