Peter Gray MD, writing for Psychology Today back in 2010:
"From an evolutionary perspective, school is an abnormal environment. Nothing like it ever existed in the long course of evolution during which we acquired our human nature. School is a place where children are expected to spend most of their time sitting quietly in chairs, listening to a teacher talk about things that don't particularly interest them, reading what they are told to read, writing what they are told to write, and feeding memorized information back on tests."
We need to be talking more as a society about our perceived need to medicate 12% of boys and 4% of girls to make it through each school day.
Highly recommended reading for anyone working in schools.