As a result (of liberal bias and often the disconnect from the real world found in schools) many students leave high school and college with a distorted view of American history, among other topics. Overall then, I think that being better educated is a good thing, but may also carry with it some negative baggage.
On the other hand, as we move more to the center from the extremes, we can accept the validity of what each side sees. Liberals may be looking at different facts than conservatives, or simply interpreting them differently. The centrist view basically says: “Look, you make some good points and so do the other guys, and the best answer is likely to be one that recognizes this fact." Then it just comes down to how much each of us values the merits of the various points. You see more merit in the conservative views, so you’re a conservative-centrist, while I see more merit in the liberal views, so I’m a liberal-centrist. But we’re not so far apart, and we can function effectively and civilly this way.