With the rise of Trump, it’s popular for liberals to complain about the sad state of civics education in the US today. I think the sad state of civics education is the result of liberals not wanting the populace to have a civics education. The complaints are ironic to the point of absurdity.
Liberals control education in the United States. Any failures in education are liberal failures, either by neglect or by design. I believe the failure of the US education system to teach civics and relevant history is the desired result of the liberals who control it. It's difficult to reconcile the "consent of the governed" with regulatory overreach, executive orders and rogue court decisions which obviously violate existing laws and the Constitution. Congress, an elected coequal branch of government, has been cut out of most processes.