Looks like England is where a new educational revolution is taking shape. I thought the US was bad in laxity in education. Well, sorry, but the UK takes the cake for this one. After doing away with "failure" in favor of "deferred success", the latest twist is that one school in the UK is allowing students to cuss at the teachers! But only 5 times in a lecture mind you - we don't students to think there are no rules!!
Much has been made about outsourcing and immigrant workers, but till countries return to the education principles that made them successful, they will be victims of their own success. That is how great civilizations fail ... er, I mean defer future success for several generations.