We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The canonical tosh that teachers have to learn is almost as bad, if more subtle. Have you ever read John Dewey? He was the big heavy in education in the progressive era and my teacher friends all have a book or three on their shelves (still assigned in this century at college). You can read Democracy and Education online for free and you can knock it out in a night (it is a pamphlet sized book). Very technocratic and hopeful - we can solve problem X if we just do pragmatic things, go about it scientifically, and oh - fix humanity in the process. I haven't read his later works but you can guess his nature by some of their titles: The Public and its Problems and Individualism Old and New.
A friend-o-mine recently finished his masters in education and described some exam questions as not requiring written answers but signed oaths (and he ain't what you would consider conservative). Very much in the Dewey tradition.