Well I am a teacher and I can tell you that you are not right. I have worked in plenty of schools and trust me, the crap written here is by people who haven't been in a school since they were 16/18, and no, parents evening don't count.Unicycle - That's a fair rant. The only problem is... there are far too many examples that prove the oppososite - Or downright prove you wrong. What you read here may not be politically correct but, it's how people find things. ergo - the truth. You can deny it but you cannot disguise it.
Or are you lot suggesting that all we teach is military history? 5 hours a day, 5 days a week.
From personal experiance I can tell you that the kids that do well at school come from homes where the parents take an active interest in the child, their life and education. Crap parents have crap kids and there is little the schools can do to correct this.
Some of the poeple on here need to go and work in a school for a term, it might make them change their point of view. Talking crap about teaching based on their own experiance at school is just the same as the kids I teach tellimg me they know what it's like to be in the army because they play Call od Duty. It is about as far from the truth as it's possable to get.