The younger generation is the one the will hopefully drive America out of he hard knocks it has gone through in the past few decades. These young people need to be educated to the fullest extent if they are the ones who will be deciding what our foreign diplomacy is one day, or what is good or bad for our safety.
I'm assuming that we're talking pre-high school education, in which case, yes. It's best to teach children good morals, work ethic, and discipline, and give stimulating curriculum at young ages so they are able to adapt to the workload and responsibilities of high school, college, and the real world.
I'm that range and I think that younger people SHOULD receive the best education possible. This is the world's future leaders/adults/people we are talking about! I also believe that people who decisions apply to should have their opinions known, as might be what will happen or what is happening to them.
Students now a days are being over taught in my opinion. Which will most likely stress them out. The student will then not even have a spec of motivation to do anything school related.