We are making them helpless and incapable of having control of their own life. Children are very much capable of creating knowledge required for their need for each age and stage. What we do makes their capability limited by making them follow the second hand information. Children learn best in an environment which is exactly opposite to that of school. Education system is making them failures. Education is forced on children and it kills the natural drive and desire for learning. That is why all children in school just want to complete it somehow and get over with it. Formal education shuts down your inner voice. It’s always somebody outside of you telling what to do, how to do, when to do. That is why we have so many shallow adults in society today.