They're not prizing education, but the ability to make certain tiers of education
If the German / Asian education systems are flawed, please tell me why they keep on producing innovative young people while America has to rely on immigrants from Germany and Asia to replenish its supply of innovative ideas?
As a Chinese I can tell you that we do prize not only education - but also knowledge and the use of knowledge to bettering the world at large
My primary education was in China. Secondary school and up, I got it in the USA - and the contrast is that in China we actually honor our teacher but in America it's the football stars and/or gangsters who got most admirations
In the secondary school that I went to in the States (near the Boston area) more than 80% were blacks. Decades have passed since I got out of that hellhole and I can tell you that it's the 20%, the non-blacks, who are contributing to the wellbeing of the American society via our taxes, our inventions and our companies that we started which are employing thousands of other Americans
Why can't the blacks do what we the 20%-ers are doing?
It's not that they can't, they do *NOT* want to, because for them, excellence in education isn't their priority --- they do not have to because they got their Jesse Jackson to speak out for them whenever there is/are troubles
As for the 20%-ers, we do not have our 'Jesse Jackson' to speak for us, we have to do it all by ourselves. That is why it is us, the 20%-ers, who are pulling ourselves up by our own bootstraps