With all the talk recently about what should and shouldn't be going on in the classroom, Sir Humphries has reprinted here John Taylor Gatto's Seven-Lesson Teacher explaining what does go on in the state's classrooms.
The external scars that students bear are not the worst part; what's worse is what's happening to student's minds.
Frightening reading, as are some of these quotes on education I posted here a couple of weeks ago. Are people waking up?
And if you're curious about the libertarian view on education then have another look at this.