Control, how much control do we really have?

This morning I was watching ‘Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman’ and they were talking about how do we control our brains and how others can also HACK our brains. Now with this in your head do yo think that english class are hacking into our minds with them telling us what is the correct way to write a paper or how the sentence structor should be. In my opinion I think so but it because english classes are so focused on the correct way that there is a resistance to writing.

What do you think?