I don't like these "homo economicus" arguments for edcuation, but the point is taken all the same.
European Commission - Press Release - European Commission Press release Brussels, 19 November 2012
The teaching of IT, entrepreneurial and citizenship skills is fundamental for preparing young people for today's job market, but, in general, schools are still paying insufficient attention to these transversal skills compared with basic skills in literacy, mathematics and science, according to a new European Commission report. Part of the problem is rooted in difficulties with assessment.
Via Gust MEES, Jenny Smith, Brad Ovenell-Carter