"Sad to say, the uplift in the general education has awakened misdirected ambitions among the poorer classes..."
That's a quote from the June 1910 issue of National Geographic in an article showcasing the virtues of Costa Rica.
If this sounds anachronistic, listen to the recent diatribes aimed at the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Education also has consequences. And isn't the Education Department one of the two out of three that Rick Perry remembered he wanted to abolish?