Time we did away with schools anyway. Stealing people's childhood away from them. Replacing it with useless information designed only to prepare them for the workplace. Not giving them the information they need to live. Not giving them the opportunity to learn how to make decisions for themselves. Impressing upon them the authority of the Government from an early age. Destroying their own pecking order and replacing it with an appointed Leader. Indoctorinating them into the system Destroying the family unit, an act already begun by taking mothers away from the family and putting them in the workplace. It is generally considered that children learn by playing and interacting with others, so what do we do, lock them in a class room and don't let them talk to each other. Do we do that because this is the best way of teaching, no, we do it because it is more economical to do it this way, they have a large batch of pretaxpayers to process and it is quantity that counts, not quality. Do all children learn in the same manner at the same rate? no, of course not but we group them together by age, some will be held back and some will never catch up but the majority will get the required dose of education. It is generally considered that people can only concentrate for about 15 minutes before taknig micro naps or losing concentration, so what do we do, lock them in a room, and present didactic lectures to them far longer than most people can concentrate. Are the teaching sessions held at the best time for learning? Most people feel tired after having a lunchtime meal. Is Physical Education the last session of the day because being physically tired can affect your ability to concentrate. Is it likely that the teaching sessions are chosen to be convenient for businesses rather than optimised for student learning? Why are people forced to learn about history? I know the age old "he who doesn't know history is forced to repeat it etc." but when I was taught history it was the 'Socio-Economic History of Great Britain in the 19-20 Century'. As if History didn't exist for other people, fortunately after my history learning I never did go and introduce the 'corn laws' or anything like that so I guess it sort of worked but what an absolute waste of time, a couple of good documentries put together by a team of experts and designed to entertain and inform has taught me far more about history than a couple of years listening about spinning jennies and the canal system of Great Britain. Sadly Classrooms are not the best way of delivering education, just the most convenient, getting someone up in front of 30 children of all different learning abilities and getting them to talk about stuff as if they were the world authority on the subject, and infallible to boot, is just too restrictive. Adult learning is slightly different of course but if I am trying to learn about something I will wikipaedia it first to get an idea of how big the topic is, I will YouTube it to see what other people are doing, I will go on a forum to ask questions and I will follow as many links as I need for that particular topic. I wouldn't go and sit in a classroom and have one person at the front work their way through from the start to the finish while other people ask stupid questions (there are stupid questions, I have heard many of them) Adult learning is goal orientated, so you have something to aim for, child education is completely different, you just through information at them and hope most of it sticks and figure that if it doesn't it will be caught at the next level. No wonder kids act up.