How I feel as of late about academics can be summed up in the extract from Malcolm Gladwell's book, Outliers:
"There they are, the professor and prodigy, and what the prodigy wants is to be engaged, at long last, with a mind that loves mathematics as much as he does. But he fails. In fact - this is the most heartbreaking part of all- he manages to have an entire conversation with his calculus professor without ever communicating the one fact most likely to appeal to a calculus professor. The professor never realizes that Chris Langan is good at Calculus."
Replace prodigy with student.
Instead of Calculus apply it to everything.
I'm no genius.
I want to learn.
I love to learn!
But the way I feel about most of my post-high school teachers can be summed up in this picture and one word: frustration.
Students should learn how to learn. (at an early age)
Teachers should be taught how to teach.
The system is similar at a majority of Universities.
But that does not make it right.