The current state of schooling is laughable. The biggest problem is that it is not effective (most students don't remember most of what they learn.)
The main reason for this is that school is considered an obstacle -- something to finish, not learn from. They just want to finish the homework quickly. There are ways to fix this, such as lengthening the school year to year round. This would make schooling more continuous so there is no "end" to the school year.
Other solutions include making homework more in depth so it couldn't be done quickly and would require collecting more knowledge and thereby giving the student more of it.
Remember, children are the future and education is an important part of their success.