Please don't think me patronsing. Merely sharing some thoughts that you have raised some interesting counter arguments. I dread the day when my ideology is beaten down to the point I no longer do what I feel best for my students. The day I work in a school where that is not supported will be the day I leave the profession. Maybe 5 years is too short a time to have been able to formulate realistic views of the way education is going. Thank you for posing the counter arguments but such a shame that we must be discussing a pedagogy that is not realistic due to external pressures.