Here is an interesting video I saw on youtube. While some of you watching may or may not agree completely with this video it does make some very good points. One is that our system of education in public schools is a relic of the industrial age, when it was designed simply to produce a mass of obedient conforming factory workers. Therefore it doesn't encourage individuality, thinking outside the box or even questioning authority. Rather you learn instead by rote, that is by remembering a bunch of data or facts then simply write them down a test paper (with scantron tests you don't even have to write them out). As this video points out most students will forget up to 95 % of what they studied within just a few days of taking the exam. Obviously if they forget that much then it can only show how irrelevant such information was to them personally. Also the public schools especially today don't even do a good job of teaching you the very basics of English, Math or science. Which of course is the reason why everyone has a low opinion of the public school system in regard to quality.