The true goal of education isn’t test results of any kind. It isn’t a grade point average. It isn’t content mastery. Indeed, ‘goal’ isn’t the right word – the true direction of education is toward self-support.
It is a much more substantial and comprehensive direction. For decades now I have told parents that they have 18 years to let go of their children and if they feel they’re behind in this process, they need to practice actively. By the time students go to college, they need to be able to make their own choices, seek out what guidance and additional information they might need, and have a maturing sense of what risks they can deal with without too many calamities. It is helpful for students to live at the college’s campus and not at home.
*c.f. Fritz Perls on Birth