In government class, I learned 0 lessons about legislature, excepting the archaic foundational works written on hemp. They taught me processes, which has its own merits, to be sure, but at the end of the year, I felt as though I knew no more about the country than I did a year earlier.
It's would be as if they taught students the scientific process, and expected them to go out and recompose everything the scientific community had established theretofore.
Carpet is an easy decision. There's pretty much only one dimension. Government has so much more going on, that the only way we'd be able to understand everything to where we'd be making informed decisions would be if everyone in the country studied it all as often and as carefully as the pope studies (or is expected to... I've never actually seen it happen) the bible.