Schools. We've only had them for 100 years or so - at least ones like this. Isn't it time we evaluate the basic premise? Wouild society tolerate a 'do-over' for how we educate our children?

Last week I took my Year 5 class to visit a Victorian School to experience the vim and vigour of a typical lesson of the time. Well, some things may have changed, but an awful lot hasn't. Schools today prepare children for work in a meritocratic society in a similar way to how Victorian syllabus repaired children for work in the factory. The capacities and skills valued are those that will allow children to make money! Why are we still following this model? Are schools really a best fit for how and why we learn today?