The problem with education? Children aren’t feral enough

George Monbiot takes 10-year old Londoners to Wales and discovers that a week in the countryside is worth three months in the classroom.

Is the current education system failing our children by depriving them of nature?  “We foster and reward a narrow set of skills […] Confined to the classroom, stuffed with rules and facts, dragooned into endless tests: there could scarcely be a better formula for ensuring that they become bored and disaffected.”

The problem with education?  Children aren’t feral enough, George Monbiot, The Guardian, 7 October 2013