Learning in school SHOULD become less about the assimilation of knowledge and more about engaging and discovering answers to important questions. It’s about expanding beyond the classroom.
Why? Because we live in a time now where kids will grow up learning more from a portable device than from a classroom. Kids will learn WAY more from websites like Wikipedia than they will from a textbook. So why are we trying to teach children the same way we always have?
Critical thinking is more vital of a skill to have than memorization. Analysis of graphs, statistics and concepts are more important than being told how things are.