Education needs an overhaul aswel. Kids are broken by being given homework (If your not actually gaining in knowledge about a subject from 6 hours study a day, then its not for you) and are forced to study things which they will never use in their life.
Our approach to Science in particular is basically restrictive and atom-oriented. Any new ideas from the students are dismissed by the teacher while 95% of true science and energies is either not acknowledged or shown wrongly ("debunked").
Its a huge topic, but here are two links for now ...
It should also be noted that God is all but banned in schools, and yet theories like the big bang and evolution are treated as scientific fact.