Cobro -- The UK Education system is absolutely atrocious. The teaching standards are appalling and children are brainwashed to behave like politically correct worker drones. We have no standards here anymore. Compared to rival nations like China, we are weak in core subjects like Mathematics and Science. Even in subjects like English(!) we are now a laughing stock. We don't value important subjects like History, Philosophy or Economics. Kids here don't learn anything about anything.
Good teachers do exist, but they are unable to operate effectively due to constraints placed upon them by the system. Schools here seem to think that throwing iPads at kids is the solution to everything. Kids don't actually learn anything, they aren't taught how to think critically, or encouraged to become self reliant.
At University level, things are even worse. The University system is little more than a money-making business cartel. It's all about league table rankings, bums on seats, raising fees and PR. Graduates are racking up mountains of debt and struggling to find meaningful work, but the government doesn't care.