"Tocquevilleans believe that functionaries like teachers and police officers represent legitimate authority..." "...Government schools are cesspools of barbarian propaganda..." We've got a little cognitive dissonance going here...;^)
Not necessarily. Teachers, if teaching a proper world view and governed by a godly morality SHOULD wield legitimate authority.
Government schools, however, are in the hands of the currently, God-hating, humanistic, rights-crushing Leftists and truly have become "cesspools of barbarian propaganda".
Besides, there is a difference between the role of "teacher" and "government schools". Many kids attend private schools with great teachers; the government schools, though, has become a tool of indoctrination for the State.
Regardless of your sympathies, the guy's a poor writer.