A WSJ article notes some more consequences of failed government schools:
According to a recent survey of America’s most elite universities, nearly all college seniors could identify Beavis and Butt-head but 40% could not place the Civil War in the right half-century. A national history test of high-school seniors found a majority of them identifying Germany, Italy or Japan as a U.S. ally in World War II. Still another survey of Americans at large found a third attributing the line “from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs” to the Constitution rather than Karl Marx.
I just can’t get over that last one. Repeat after me, youngsters: The US Constitution is not a Marxist document. The US Constitution is not a Marxist document. The US Constitution is not a Marxist document. Augh!