My thought about the current anti-education movement is that it could be seen as a reaction to the unwarranted hype that high-degrees get. Not everybody can achieve a BA, MA or PhD, not everybody wants to, and not everybody needs to. But many people feel pressured to do so, because there is a certain atmosphere in society that devalues a person who has not been to university, and that pays lower wages to lower-educated individuals. The logical reaction to this by people who cannot take the pressure is to demonise anything that has to do with science and higher education, and to fight a war against them that involves alternate science, conspiracy theories and the likes, because nothing feels more liberating to them than to say "the scientists are lying to you! Don't believe what you are taught!" because that provides a rationale for their failure to meet expectations that are too high and unfair.