You and me both, Isabella.
Like you, a large majority of my academic career was focused around being a compliant student, getting the A, and forgetting everything after the assessment. It sounds unfortunate, but some things never change.
But they as they say, change doesn’t happen overnight. With the change agents in education today, as well those who echo your voice, we can get there. I am confident.
Keep writing. You have a lot to say.