The title phrase sums up the establishment in everything. It definitely describes the education establishment.
High stakes testing to fire teachers for diversity in student populations is what happens when you lie to go along. Eventually, reality catches up with you and hits you in the face.
Bloviating STEM lies from Obama and Romney to make policy. This doesn’t happen on its own. It happens because STEM people keep silent. People need to find ways to speak up and support those who do. Not undermine them. People do stand up and oppose these lies. Find ways to back them, not run away to the mountains of the moon.