“I have never let schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain
You could laugh it off as a humorous quote, but if you pause and reflect, it is a profound observation – that, rather than facilitating, schooling is an impediment to education.
Everyone has an opinion about what is wrong with the existing education system. However, the emphasis continues to be on skill development, learning by rote and the dependence on examinations to assess intelligence.
Everyone agrees that the machinery needs to be repaired, nay overhauled. However, the repairs – changing syllabi, pumping in more funds to make better classrooms or score more in examinations – only perpetuate the problem.
Almost everyone agrees that the existing education does not deliver on expectations.