Let's face it. A child learns a lot from the environment he or she lives in, well before school days. It's not fair to blame the 'system' a lot of the time.
I find this to be very thought provoking and something many parents would do well to take on board…
If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves. If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.
Perhaps we shouldn't be so reliant on 'educational systems' to shape our children, but look inwardly to what we, as parents, can teach and support at home. Some parents (not all) seem to think that when wee Johnnie or Jennie get to be a handful, the 'teachers' will sort them out. Nuh, uh - teachers are there to facilitate a learning environment, not to sort out problems that have stemmed from inadequate parenting. Even when some teachers try to point out that wee Johnnie or Jennie would benefit from parental discipline, parents hold up their hands in horror. Talk about shirking responsibility!
In fact, it sums up the British condition for me. Always blame others and ignore spectacularly good advice re progress. God forbid, eh? That would involve taking a good look at oneself! Only Trump trumps it - very sad for both nations to be dragged back in time and fighting a war that will never be won by backward thinking.
As for the EU - they have bigger fish to fry than concentrate on an insular nation who've decided they know better. That's as it should be. We ought to be ashamed of ourselves. It's all, quite frankly, embarrassing.