Unfortunately here in the USA the education system has become a political tool used to elect politicians that in turn dump more money into the education system. It has become a vicious circle where keeping control of the education system has far eclipsed providing a quality education for the students. We have been in a downward spiral for 20-30 years where the students coming out of high school don't know the basics of math, science, literature, history and social studies and it gets worse as each year passes.
Higher education is much the same in that they are churning out mass amounts of graduates that can't find a decent job in their field of study after paying a university a crazy amount of money for their education. They were never told that their job prospects after graduation would be dismal. All the university's and college's wanted was their tuition money. If these kids would have been advised properly they would have received a degree that would afford them a decent job or they could have decided college wasn't in their best interest. There are plenty of jobs here in the USA but many people don't want to do the hard work to qualify for them or they are never told how to get qualified.