Because, despite their assertions to the contrary, governments, everywhere want a largely uneducated, passive, obedient population, as long as there are enough, thinkers, the rest of the population are only needed to work. Think of the different levels of society in Brave New World, or 1984, it is a common theme in educated science fiction.
Governments make a lot of noise about public education, but then starve it of funds, control it, take away methods that have always worked and replace them with fancy new ideas that are unproven, and from my experience in teaching, not effective. It is a massive subject and can't effecively be dealt with here, or even in the hub pages.
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