No no no, you have it all wrong. It would be better if kids learnt facts and not skills. Getting the names of Kings and Queens in exact order, or reciting Shakespeare.All useful stuff for pub quizzes and Mastermind, but for everyday life? Employers
are more concerned about candidate’s ability to communicate effectively and solve problems, reciting the 6 wives of Henry the 8th proves nothing...
Better than teaching dry facts, teach the skills to make a sensible guess. But many old and bold types think it must have been better in the old days.