The degrading of education has been partly deliberate, partly apathetic, and wholly corrupt. Cronies have milked opportunities for taking money from morons in exchange for filling their minds with rot. Morons have milked taxpayers in exchange for 4 years or more of choomery. Profs like the aura that has grown up around certified instructors. Pols like to work weak minds in order to launder their grifting. Taxpayers have been dulled into forgetting that the piper must eventually be paid.
The consequence is that most people are now educated way beyond the power of their intellects.
One can see this everywhere. In laymen who drink to stupor from the tinfoil school of birther law. In pc-certified profs and progs who marinate in the filthy waters of social justice college. In women who are taught their wannas trump the very lives of their babies. In men who think they are women, or that their daughters should be exposed to uni-bathroom freaks. In receptionists who timidly ask mustachioed, muscled, testicle-appended, hotel guests whether they are Mr. or Ms. In parents who opportunize their children with both jockstraps and bras until they are ready to decide what sex they want to be today. In pigeon-speaking, unskilled job applicants who believe they are entitled to the same pay as the most highly skilled and experienced worker. In foreigners who think they are entitled to become citizens. In voters who think it's awful that a candidate wants to defend the borders and deport invaders. In short, people have allowed the world to be overrun by mind rot, and they call it "education."
Morlochs put out deer corn for morons, and all the Eloi ate it up. Spice enough deer corn with high grade choom and all the damsel-people can be "educated" to believe anything. The people who do not want to be Morloch or Eloi had best retrieve some semblance of sensible faith. And right quick.