Education is a powerful "weapon" and yes it can "change the world." But, youmust consider the foundation that underlies the education being taught.
Hitler used education to convince a generation of Germans that the Jews were the lowest form of human life (if even human at all according to nazi doctrine) and that the Germanic Arian race was the evolutionary elite and was destined to rule the world. This led to the bloodiest world war in history, and decimated that generation of Germans.
Islamists educate their people especially children and young men and women that it is their religious obligation to wage Jihad against Western Civilization, America, England, Europe, and of course Israel. Including the use of suicide bombing, beheading, true torture, in other words by any means necessary, because it is Allahs will.
Just two examples of how important the foundation that undelies the education being taught is. Education is not Value free. Education has a foundation built upon the Worldview of the Educator. So once you determine the Worldview you want to instill and the change you want to produce then you have a curriculumn which will be taught. Be very careful of the outcome you want of your education.
If it is based on anything other than the Judeo-Christian value system as taught by Jesus and the Bible it will ultimately lead to evil results. Misinterpretation of God's word led to slavery and other discriminatory practices among the wester world. Ignoring God's word on the value of human life has led to the death of milions of innocent children through abortion. (The key phrase here is "innocent children", so don't go off on the capital punishment argument to derail the "right to life" platform) Education taught upon the foundation of Judeo-Christian values would change the U.S. and the world into Civil Society where the right to personal property existed, their would be little theft by criminals or the state (You shall not steal); murder would be nearly non-existant (Love you brother, You shall not murder); the generation gap would be a thing of the past (Honor your father and mother, children obey your parents); there would be no need for a welfare state because we would be taught to help those in need (feed the hungry, clothe the poor, help the sick). I could go on and on and on about the benefits of a Judeo-Christian worldview that should underly education, but you get the point.
A correct, Godly, Biblical, foundation to education would have positive results. A different Worldview underlying education will ultimately fail...History seems to point that out over and over and over.