Here is very interesting article about "modern ideas" of teaching, written by João Magueijo a physics professor at Imperial College London. Unfortunately, his observations are so true. It seems that the same problem, i.e., the rise of bureaucrats and educationalists, occurs not only in the UK but also in Germany and France.

As one commentator puts it so rightly: The whole development is part of a broader crisis of our societies becoming increasingly unable to discern the values on which they rest so comfortably and to protect their vulnerable creators.