In my perfect world, education isn't based around tests.
In early childhood, certain rules (right conduct in society is taught, arithmetic, grammar, writing, speaking, language, basic history and law, etc) is taught. If an individual is drawn to studying and research and writing, he moves to higher education, where a lecture is given on a topic, the topic is discussed, a text is assigned to be read on the topic, a lecture is given again on the topic, another discussion is had, and the topic is to be written on. Once everyone's thought about the topic and has been interested, it's moved past, and a new topic is found. Self-study is encouraged and writing is especially encouraged, but due to the fact that no tests are given, it doesn't matter if a student finds interest in a topic or not. Education isnt' something people only do to find jobs, it's something people take part in because they're curious about things, and they take topics and listen to lectures and get trained in direction on where to take in their interests.
sorry for bad writing