What we have today is a severe problem with our education system as a whole. Classical education has been completely dumped, and people are learning how to believe everything they are told by a person in authority. The fix is to revert to the classical system of education, but with the people holding all the power in Government it won't happen. Remember, they want workers.. not thinkers.. STEM requires the latter, not the former.
You would have loved my high school Humanities and AP European history teacher. The funny thing was the people would unwitting sign up for his classes because he heard that he didn't assign homework but didn't realize that was was meant is that there wasn't worksheets, problems, or papers due, and he still expected you to do the assigned reading. For the Humanities class you got 2 books, one was the first edition of the Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces (might have been World Literature) that had no pictures in it and the other was a book that basically only contained pictures of art and architecture with descriptions of it (who made it, when it was made, and who or what the subject was). Class time didn't cover anything in either of the books unless it was a major piece and then it was to put that piece in historical and cultural context, but was mostly slides, and other relevant information about the period that was being studied. There were 3 tests given and everything that should have been read, looked at, or discussed in class up to that point was fair game. The tests were also essay tests and for a couple of questions there were pictures that would need to be discussed that were put up on the projectors. Nothing like reading ~4,000 years of western literature and seeing ~30,000 of western art and architecture and having it all put into context over the course of a school year. The European History course wasn't much different in that you were expected to read your provided text book outside of class and different things were discussed in class.
After surviving those classes in high school most of my college classes were a cake walk. For example college art appreciation where all that was necessary for the test was to on a multiple choice test pick the artist who created each work was simple and sadly I regretted purchasing the book for the class because I didn't need it and already had a better art book. My literature class was a joke because it was taught at a typical high school level but with more reading