How about raising kids who can think for themselves? I'm pretty sure they'll find their own way, given the instruction to question everything and make some headway into realising their godlike potential. Privately tutored if its within your financial means. School is a machine for the wholesale manafacture of obedient automatons who question nothing, but possess the basic skills to follow verbal and written commands, with a sprinkle of the requisite numeracy. **** school. I'd never subject any children of mine to the iniquities of any national curriculum.