This is an excellent, MUST READ article from the Economix column in the NYT. Check it out!
The author Annie Lowrie makes an important distinction between schooling and education.
For me, education seems to be such an emotive subject, full of extremes and divisiveness.
Let me me ask you to reflect on an important related open question, with the damage of excessive austerity still evident:
How should governments get more effective value for money from public education budgets and foreign aide?