We opted for our son not to do the NAPLAN exams in primary school because my husband and I saw no value to him doing them and to save him the stress when he was in year five we pulled him out of the exams. What eventuated out of that was very interesting. One of his teachers made a comment " I really wish your parents allowed you to do the naplan exams because employers look for these results and your parents have made it really difficult for you now to get a job" Hmmm - children are educated by their parents responses to certain situations and this was one of them. I don't want my son to grow up to be one of those people who put people down because he doesn't agree with their viewpoint so the last thing I wanted to do was invalidate the viewpoint of this teacher. instead I started to teach him about the type of people that would have this viewpoint and what it is cause by. I started to show him that some people really depend on a system and depend on others to give them a pay-check. Then asked the question how is money really created. Somebody up the line creates money by adding value somewhere this person is called an entrepreneur. Most school teachers are not entrepreneurs they are dependent on a system that provides for them and that is why results at school are so important to them because they are imported to that system. This was three years ago the discussion and the education has been going on for that amount of time and I think my son who is now a teenager really gets how the entire system fits together and the different people that make up the system . I'm not one to push my kids to either be self-employed or employed or entrepreneurs or educated but I do like to educate them on all sides so that they can make a decision after weighing out all sides of the coin. Just wondering how other parents are teaching their kids and what examples you are using to educate your kids in the right direction. The education system we have can never teach the other side they can never teach wealth creation because they are not wealth creators they have never done it and you can never teach something that you're not! it's up to the individual parents to guide the kids to have more holistic view of the world. Agree or not?