Wealth is being concentrated. As the wealthiest control more and more wealth, there is less available for schools. Through manipulation of the political process, money is taken out of public activity, and public institutions like schools must turn to the corporations for funding. This in turn indoctrinates the public during their most impressionable years, creating a social mindset friendly to the whole concept of corporate control. It won't be long before the internet is so under the influence of the corporate dollar, that the flow of information will be rendered ineffective.
The machine is growing and money is it's fuel.