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I've covered this before, but education literally stars at home. If you have parents who could care less about education, especially their own which might be why they didn't finish there's and even their kids, good luck to you as a student in school and the rest of life. If you don't have that person at the top telling you, "put down your iPhone or iPad, or turn off your computer unless you are using it for your homework, because it is time for you to do your homework". If parents don't stress education with their kids, why would their kids stress their own education. Especially with so much else in the world, most of it non-educational and considered "like totally awesome" to keep them busy.
Again politicians, you know we get who we voted for, well assuming that is the person who one and the people who counted the votes, well actually know how to count. But society as a whole gets the politicians they vote for and if they don't like those people, you know what, you can vote for someone else. That is called democracy, or run for office yourself, or recruit someone you like who you think would do a good job to run for office. The crooked politician's best friends are the dumb voters and the people who don't bother to vote. Because those people won't vote against them. The crooked politician's worst enemy, is the educated voter, because that person will vote for someone better.