The institutions are created to be just that, institutions. And their prime function is to contorl creatvitiy and personal expression and limit it to very narrow paramenters.
No better example exists in Roger WAters' brilliant indictment of the school system in the famous "Another Brick in the Wall" section from the movie "the Wall." Here students go in as individuals and are turned into generic faced soldiers who eventually wind their way into the social meat grinder. ALl the while the school master is lording over the students and directing them through insults ("the laddy fancies himself a poet!) and threats ("if you don't eat your meat, you can't ahve any pudding! how can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?"). It's a system of intleectual abuse desined to create a controllable society taht thinks itself otherwise. (Or what Huxley descibes in "Brave New World" as social control through pschology and pleasure)