There may be a dumbing down of America. When I was in school. Honestly the things we studied were not applicable to anything I really needed to know at that time. What makes a school education like the one DeVry is trying to give just a bit better than what you get at many colleges? The Colleges are not current. DeVry goes out and partners with local companies, get and finds out what the five year plan is in that industry. Comes back and prepares a lot better for the coming trends and their students are somewhat better prepared. We get a lot of propaganda. The whole idea of Dumbing Down America is to make the population easier to manage, control and manipulate by the people in charge. If you don't think and question you will accept anything you are told. This has resulted in many being satisfied or content. ( An its OK attitude, that leads to acceptance of just about anything. ) Complacent As new technology is introduced like the Autonomous Cars, Flying Cars - (actually being worked on in California), Google Glasses, Working on WiFi instead of just knowing it is usable at Starbucks. So many other cutting edge technologies. Is there a desire to better understand how it works, a desire to not only know how to turn things on. Be more than a consumer, be active in any and all decisions that effect you. Seek answers and question why? When something is not acceptable, does not make sense, or feel right and you don't agree.