Regina, Saskatchewan; Canada
The problem I find is school is too much about academic and technical confirmation, and within fixed timeframes/deadlines, more than it is about learning in general. If one learn not or learn not well enough something within the confirmation-stipulations and fixed deadlines/timeframes, that the school sets, s/he basically goes down in the school history as a "failure" in that subject. For example if Shakespeare is being taught in English or Literature throout that semester. However, the same person, may have a masterful understanding of the Bible, Greek Tragedies, Edgar Allan Poe's poetry, et cetera, but because s/he didn't understand what the school wanted her, something Shakespeare wrote, had difficulty finding interest, difficulty writing about it, and failed, s/he gets to be dishonoured with a a foul "F" and go down in academic history with that too. There is basically no recognition or honour given to one for anything one did learn in his/her whole life beyond the specific things and moments of the school demanding a somewhat specific understanding of this particular thing they happen to be teaching (for example Hamlet) and somewhat specific ability to write about that, and within a specific fixed timeframe and deadline. If you come ten years late, but with the best Hamlet essay ever written in the world, your F still remains an F. Only the hares get to be the winners at the hastemaking school. But at least the turtles get to win the much longer "race".