Consider what socialism in America means:
Source:Democratic Socialists of America
Note the implicit/explicit assumptions:Democratic Socialists believe that both the economy and society should be run democratically—to meet public needs, not to make profits for a few. To achieve a more just society, many structures of our government and economy must be radically transformed through greater economic and social democracy so that ordinary Americans can participate in the many decisions that affect our lives.
(1) profit making is available on to the few
(2) this profit making is at odds with the public needs
(3) the existence of the "ordinary American"
(4) "Ordinary Americans" cannot participate in many of the decisions that affect their lives without radical transformation of the government and economy.
My claim is:
In public schools, those above 4 attitudes are conveyed to the children through words and actions of their teachers.
This in essence leads to the Tall Poppy Syndrome. Instead, of each person attempting to make the best of themselves, based on what they have, we create a mind-set of entitlement--that the government and economy needs to fill our needs, because after all we are "only ordinary."
I will did up sources for proof if I get time, right now, I have to run.