Marina has been re-reading the Harry Potter books in anticipation of the new release on Friday. Just to illustrate what a fast reader she is, she started reading book 2 on Wednesday. Today is Sunday and she is halfway through book 5. Book 5 had an interesting quote by Professor Umbridge.
"Now, it is the view of the Ministry that a theoretical knowledge (of defense against the dark arts) will be more than sufficient to get you through your examination, which, after all, is what school is all about."
The Ministry of Magic believes school is about examinations and theoretical knowledge? Teaching to the test, perhaps? Is there a No Wizard Left Behind act? I love it!