Also they removed Let It Snow Christmas Ugly Shirt classes that kids need so much to help them embrace all things artistic ,painting,pictures, music, colors ,so in return they know,learn , understand,express different beauties in life. We also live in an increasingly risk averse world and one where enterprise is so difficult to initiate. Whether it is the government or the education system undervaluing creativity, or capitalising organisations so risk averse the end result is a rather less adventurous country.
I have long advocated school clusters where individual schools are subject focussed and pupils are allowed to develop into the innate talents they have. After all, the amazingly talented artist or musician can afford to pay someone to do their maths and write a letter! Well a slight exaggeration but with so much talent shackled by rigid curriculums and Let It Snow Christmas Ugly Shirt obsessed performance measurement there is little scope for changing the metric.