Does it not make you wonder why our modern system of primary and secondary “free” education leaves so many children – well - uneducated?
Children love to learn. They love to explore. They have vivid imaginations. Give a child the basics and they will create their own world and give back to this world.
Come on educators. Get back to basics. It’s not hard. Throw away what is not working and use what works. Teach children at their own pace. Break it down for them and they will build it up.
Throw away the mind-numbing pills and the idiotic examinations. They are damaging our children, leaving them demoralized at best or criminals and zombies at worst. These tests make you wonder how anyone can "pass" them. The purpose of a test is to see what the child has learned and what he or she hasn’t. When you find out what they didn’t grasp, take them back to it and help them to get it. Tests are not meant to teach the children how stupid they are.
Come on teachers – teach!
Come on parents – take your children back! Make the system work for you and your children. You’re paying for it in more ways than one.
And for all of you hardworking teachers who really do want children to learn - I feel for you. Analyze the system for yourself and see if it is producing results that make you proud.
For all of the children who learn in spite of everything and go on to become productive and contributing citizens - Well done!