The crazy nature of limited schooling
It's a common and empoverished attitude that emphasizes reading, writing and arithmetic, known in England as the 3 Rs, to the neglect of other subjects and topics. At primary school children need a wider spectrum, to try many things, and discover where their talent lies. Many laborious hours are spent on the 3 Rs and the results are still poor. Conclusion? Do more of the 3 Rs.
"It's not working?"
"Let's do even more of what is not working."
This cartoon sums it up succintly. Enjoy!