Do you think that kids need testing in order to determine how they are doing academically? Break this school rule of testing, and you might just discover that you gain a much more intimate knowledge of your child's progress!
A second major illusion on which the school system rests is that most learning is the result of teaching. Teaching, it is true, may contribute to certain kinds of learning under certain circumstances, But most people acquire most of their knowledge outside school, and in school only insofar as school, in a few rich countries, has become their place of confinement during an increasing part of their lives. Ivan Ilich deschooling quote featured on Fearless Homeschool.