British "education" is the same. My six year old daughter comes home from school with a sticker awarded to her for "good sitting". Evidently, "good sitting" means sitting with your legs crossed, arms folded, leaning backwards, looking forwards and not speaking or moving.
It is turning my bright, happy, intelligent little girl into an angry, line towing robot ready to join the sea of "normal people" in society. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find that intelligent girl underneath all the brainwashing, but she's still in there somewhere. I just hope we can help her to hang onto the intelligent girl so that when she's free of the "education" system she can return to being bright and happy and free thinking. I also hope we can keep our sanity as we watch the same thing happen to our other two daughters, one started full time school this september and one will start part time next year.