Education should focus on making better humans.
Whatever it is, when we let a young man enter society, he should at least possess set of skills/abilities to accomplish what he wishes.
Nowadays education has ultimately changed its nature, it’s schooling, rather education.
I don’t see teachers are teaching skills rather than filling them up with useless tests that don’t prove a damn. The essence of schooling is to make students adapt a certain competitive system, but this system is so different than the real world systems. You don’t need to write tests, you don’t need to memorize textbook points. If you are talking about real system, hierarchies are most common in every industry’s office. Are you going to thrive in that system by finishing your tests? Office politics is a test for your social skills, that doesn’t have to do with anything test-related.