What they are doing is removing all creativity from the curriculum. Students can’t challenge manuals and fact sheets. It is training kids to be robots, reading nothing but tweets and doing absolutely no reasoning.
Put that together with the 8 point drop in IQ from heavy marijuana use and increased risk of schizophrenia and it won’t be long before the US produces a whole generation of cyborgs, that rely on their I-phones for everything and cannot survive without them.
Exactly like the Chinese culture. Creativity is exceedingly rare in their engineering graduates... but since their culture sees nothing wrong with "borrowing", it isn't much of a problem, as long as someone else is creative enough.
(Plagiarism is a very big problem with Chinese students.)