Ger Lou Posted about 2 years ago Is the education crysis a political or cultural problem? The education crisis is the result of the culture of elevating mediocrity. As a result of this culture, the politics as become the ole driving force in education. The lack of accountability and ownership from the parents has placed the name on teachers and schools. In my 15 years of teaching, I have seen a pattern of reform based on money. Testing companies getting rich, charter schools, and private partnerships. The result is the same= teach to the test and those who can afford good education versus those who cannot.