Even sadder still, students with little or no practice in higher-level thinking skills about media will most likely never receive any education at home. Otherwise, if the parents of those students had any idea what "predatory lending practices" were, we might not be in the economic situation we are currently in.
We're not at a complete loss, though. States like New Mexico, where poverty levels are some of the highest in the entire country, have begun to teach media literacy in public schools. Come on, California legislators! Media literacy isn't an elective in life-- it's mandatory for being able to live in American society.