Education crisis? Yes. Revisit 1970.

Ours is an age of crisis […] The crisis in the classroom – the public school classroom, the college classroom, the national classroom created by the mass media and by the operation of the American political system- is both a reflection of and a contributor to the larger crisis of American society. It cannot be solved unless all who have a stake in the remaking of American education-teachers and students, school board members and taxpayers, public officials and civic leaders, newspaper and magazine editors and readers, tv directors and viewers, parents and children- are alerted to what is wrong and what needs to be done.

Charles E. Silberman, Crisis in the classroom. 1970.