Someone needs to confront the education community, as a whole, and find out what they believe education is all about. We have kids graduating from high school that can't read. We have kids graduating from the university who don't have the skills to earn a living. If they really believe the purpose of education is to teach kids to move-up a grade and to get a piece of paper that says they're educated, then they're doing a fine job. If the purpose is to actually have educated people with college degrees, they're failing absolutely.
If they actually believe there's money in the budget for this stuff, perhaps legislators should cut funding as a message.