If you do not teach children to question and think, enable them to be creative and investigate, to develop cognitive skills, problem solving and lateral thinking, to debate, work in teams and develop a range of skills, you are wasting your time.
Cramming knowledge into young heads to regurgitate for tests is not education.
A cram course of teaching to a test, just so that we can rise up the International PISA tables, is no measure of the education they receive!
The PISA tables are hopelessly flawed. They do not measure any of the important things!
THROW THEM OUT! THEY ARE POINTLESS AND EVEN DESTRUCTIVE!!
Our children deserve far better than that!
They are not exam fodder for the education machine!