Mass, compulsory education, which is an ongoing disaster. Its primary value is in mass producing sheep-like consumers.
Don’t get me started. I despise today’s educational system. The best teachers I ever had gave open book tests. Their teaching model was that it was more important to teach us to think than it was to make us memorize facts.
Math had word problems and a list of formula we could have with us during the test. The teacher felt it was more important that we know which one to use to solve the problem than it was to have them all memorized.
Science teacher said it was more important to know where and how to look up a formula than to memorize it.
Sure there was some stuff we had to just know, like our times tables, etc., but most of it was teaching us how to think.