You tell me education will solve all the nation's problems in one fell swoop. Get kids learning you say. The rest follows.
I tell you: Traditional education is almost as dangerous as none at all.
If you really want to make things better, get rid of the model of standardization and regurgitation. Transform schools into hotbeds of student-centred discovery-based learning, focus on nurturing compassion as well as independent, critical and innovative thinking.
The rest follows.