The education system is run by people who think that what parents want for their children is secondary to what the state wants - which is to say what the educational bureaucracy wants. Children, they believe should be taught to think like bureaucrats, which is to say rarely, uncreatively and only in a progessive, left wing manner.
His solution, of course, is to privatise all schools and remove the government from the education curriculum. Because otherwise you end up with utter shit like these "science" papers, posted by the Libertarian Alliance blog: Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
As long time readers will know, your humble Devil did quite a bit of science—Biology, Chemistry and Physics at GCSE, Biology and Chemistry at A Level and two years of a Microbiology degree—and I can tell you that the questions posed in these papers are derisory. Most of them actually require no hard science knowledge at all (the Biology paper is particularly derisory).
Seriously, I had to answer harder questions than these at the age of 12 (in the Eton Scholarship exam) and these are supposed to be GCSE papers. Anyone who thinks that education has not been dumbed down or that exams have not got easier is quite simply wrong, and will receive only 54% (A*) for writing their name correctly.