A very smart teacher of mine once told me that the first and foremost goal of education is to make us good citizens. The school system planners should keep this statement in mind when planning schools. I am an Indian studying in an Indian school. We all know that India is the largest democracy in the world. So shouldn't the products of such a country be democratically trained? Who would know the best leaders of a particular society - the friends who spend almost every minute of the school day with them or the teacher who spends one maybe two periods with them? And so what if the chosen leader turns out to be a mistake, the schools forget that making mistakes in our youth prevent us from committing those mistakes again when we reach our voting ages.
So by this post, whichever school teacher, head master or principal reads it, I want to convey the message that students have to be trained above anything else to be model citizens. I just wish schools could look from our point of view and give us some political power.