I agree with the statement above insofar as the education designed according to the individual needs and interests of each student can do good to students' learning, but is it the only effective way to improve the education? Apparently, the speaker ignored that there are various levels of education, which should be evaluated in different cases. In my opinion, education will be truly effective only when it responds to different stages of education in a proper way.
For primary education, the uniform arrangement of teaching and basic courses will make education really effective, as it is more crucial not to meet the needs and interests of each individual student, but to help students to firstly construct a integrate and comprehensive knowledge framework. Further, in this stage, to improve the efficiency of education, general national curriculum and courses of schools should be designed. The first reason is that individual needs and interests of student can not represent the general requirement of basic knowledge for later study.
Imagine, if an elementary school designs teaching following individual students, who may need a shorter class less than 15 minutes or be interested in X-sports rather than the boring physics questions, there must be a big chaos leading to a great loss of the education effectiveness. On the other hand, most of the students have not yet enough clear thought to find the true needs and interests, which are not equal to the so-called individual favor on the surface. They are always easily influenced by changeful popular styles, so education should not meet them. In short, it is uniforming teaching not meeting individual needs and interests of students that ensures the effectiveness of primary education.
However, in colleges and universities, education will be really effective when it is specifically designed to meet the...