Re: Does schooling do what we think? NO!
Conservative ideals certainly are not well represented in public schools, from k-12 and especially in university. Individualism, limited government, non-Keynesian economics are all topics either completely left out or at least neglected. It gets worse at the college level, where conservative speakers are assaulted, if they are even allowed on campus. Yet, you dont think that the culture in education is skewed in a liberal direction? Seems to be willfully obtuse.
Oh, and irregardless is not really a word. I think you meant regardless.