The government is wasting a huge ammount of money on mis-educating our young people. About 1 trillion dollars are spent by the government in the USA on education each year. The educators just want more and more money. Whatever is in their own interest. They are, in a way, like parasites. Some of them try to make the argument that educating everyone will make everyone earn more money. This is an example of the fallacy of composition- what is true for an individual is not necessarily true of a larger group of individuals. Education is not the solution to lifting people out of poverty. Only useful education helps create more wealth. It seems that most forms of education is modern society are not useful, only competitive demonstrations of competency. In this sense then, education does not help create more wealth, but rather, in a way, is a waste of time and resources. While on the scale of an individual, education leads to a higher personal income, this is not necessarily the case in society. Education often only leads to higher income because the employer would rather give the good paying jobs to those that have more education. So if other people obtain higher educational credentials, it will just mean lower incomes for the people that do not have such credentials. The phenomena of economic disincentives caused by non-practical over-education in a society is called credentialism. A society only needs a small portion of individuals to be educated in science, medicine, or advanced mathematics. Trying to teach a greater number of people these specialised areas of knowledge will not benefit society. There are much more productive uses for all that money and labor.