You obviously haven’t been in school for a while... PSHCE, Citizenship, MFL, Humanities and ICT all have to be squeezed in now, replacing ‘non-academic’/arty subjects and many kids go home to a house devoid of books, tools, sewing kit and even cooking utensils. Why do Asian kids do better than white kids? Their mothers can drive a sewing machine and know how to cook, the boys learn to read early, albeit in Arabic and spend time in mosques where corporal punishment is commonplace.As already posted several times by others, "Domestic Science" or "Home Economics", used to work, was very useful and did produced positive results.
The should be no reason why, such a productive regime can not be introduced again.
It used to work. Coppers used to clip you round the ear.