One of the quotes in there is "We have a system of education that is modeled on the interest of industrialism and in the image of it. School are still pretty much organized on factory lines — ringing bells, separate facilities, specialized into separate subjects. We still educate children by batches."
On the other hand my husband wasn't one of the kids that you would have considered top of his class. He struggles in test taking and I would go as far as saying it creates self doubt in his knowledge just by saying there will be a written exam. Yet he is one of the smartest guys I know. You can give him an issue of any mechanical type and he will be able to come up with a solution that is well thought out, researched and more than likely will work. He can handle a house, a car, a bathroom reno, an amazing meal etc with ease, and is constantly driven to learn more about various subjects and have intellectual conversations. Yet he was a kid in the school system doesn't know how to value this type of knowledge and skill.
What do you believe are ways we can change the structure to build more self esteem and value of these smarts that we carry in our unique ways?