Ramana, Grannymar, Shackman and I are bemoaning the current state of education. Teaching to the test, so that rote answers substitute for critical thinking may not be the whole problem. Unfortunately, we may still be teaching our children quite effectively. The problem is in WHAT we are teaching them.
At one time, we were teaching them to be good citizens. Now, we may be more effectively teaching them how to be good consumers! The following article is well worth the read: