Re: Does schooling do what we think? NO!
Most of what I learned was from after what little schooling I did attend. I learnt more outside of the restrictive academic school environment and more from people who have really experienced life and usually through having to experience tough life experiences.
When you are in a classroom environment, the teacher only wants to teach you what information they have.
Doesn't matter if the information is completely wrong it's a case of what I am teaching you cannot be questioned or debated in any shape or form.
I can't stand totalitarian teaching methods like that. I think students should be able to chose what they want to learn rather than what the education system wants them to learn.