You will often find many individuals in a field who treat some particular theory as the right one. I'm inclined to think that about plate tectonics for example. That does not mean that the currently preferred explanation is the correct one or the last word. There are dissenters in every field (even some geologists who doubt plate tectonics), even in fields that look pretty well settled, and they are dissenters (justifiably so) because the current and preferred explanation is _not_ quite adequate to all data available in the field. This the case from archaeology to cosmology, and as long as a given theory is not adequate to all phenomena addressed in a study area, that area will continue to be a science.
Microsoft, though, is far and away the easy target because it IS the big target out there. We who adhere to OS's with lower target cross-sections salute your bravery and also thank you for volunteering to take point.
There are other targets of opportunity for black hats though, including Apache, Java, Flash and other utilities that are potentially more widespread than Windows, since they run on multiple OSs. However, the creators of cracks for these systems still seem to expect that the underlying OS will be Windows. So again, we thank you for being the proud targets you are.
Courses where the "material" is in part or as a whole a matter of opinion: history, politics, history, anthropology, history, economics, etc. create a problem for this process for several reasons. The biggest is that special interest groups, i.e. minorities, "authorities," text book authors, etc., each have their own take on things and think it is as reliable as gravity. School boards, being elected bodies, as a rule are not made up of well-educated literate people with a feel for the fuzziness of much of what we (as our own special interest group) take for granted. Consequently, in Kipling's words they are often "lead by the loudest throat." The history of India, which has recently played such a part in California educational debate for instance is so immense and complex that even the inhabitants of India cannot agree on large parts of it. It is absurd to expect the California State Board of Education to be able to identify a good, well rounded book on Indian history that does not peeve someone. They listen to the loudest throats and cross their fingers in hopes the loud ones aren't whack jobs.
I'm not certain this can ever be mitigated let alone fixed.