People who want to be in charge of education always seem to have the smallest clue about education. They want to buy themselves respectability, rather than earn it. This usually bodes poorly for actual educating.
CZAR: Fire me? What qualifies you to fire you?
REGENT: I'm rich and have very little knowledge of how education works. You see, the more money you have the more of a voice you get.
CZAR: So the government has the strongest voice?
REGENT: Which is why we want to cut all of its money and give it back to rich people like us.
CZAR: Well now, so much absurdity finally makes sense.