There is a lot of truth to this sentiment; in many ways it is a--certain sort of--educational failure that has brought us to this to this pass. It is a bit preposterous to claim that those of us who deplore Trump's philosophy were educated the right way, and that we need everyone to be educated that way. But--despite what those in our bubble tell us--the right education should be politically neutral. People should be able to choose the decisions that will imply moral consequences. Quite honestly, I think the education system has done a remarkably good job of leaving moral issues up to the citizens.
I was not sure how to respond to this meme, signed by a fellow whose heart is (as far as I know) in the right place. In any case, I responded as follows:
You can't fix the education system. The constitution guarantees that. Rich families always get the education they want, which is not always good for them (and not at all good for the rest of us). Poor families get what the rich families want us to get, and that's not good for us, either. I don't want to say that we're screwed, but ... it certainly looks that way. Our only hope is people who were educated well in some other country, and it looks as if they don't want to come here any more, to teach our kids, now that idiots are in charge. (It's easy to destroy something that works.)I didn't have time to think out my response carefully, but a large part of what I said seems to hold up to scrutiny so far. I have to think about this.