This article from The Economist reports that the government schools evidently have downgraded high-school economics to where, not being a requirement, it isn’t taken much, and almost no one is training to teach the subject. The Economist itself, oddly, is pretty much OK with that. Given the likely content of the subject as taught, the conclusion may be better justified than one might at first suppose.
In a recent Daily Article, I read a quotation of Joan Robinson that succinctly explained why everyone should take or otherwise acquire a good grasp of economics. I’ll paraphrase from memory: “The reason for studying economics is to avoid being fooled by economists.”