The East is first again. thinking on synchronous eastern event. Your country Egypt independence is not comfortable, like student independency is not easy either. Most fresh independent countries do suffer in a learning curve of getting used to be free and independent. Our struggle for freedom lasted 80 years and sometimes we were our worst enemy.
But children need to learn independent thinking, need to have a opportunity to experiment with independency. And children must learn to cooperate.
Maybe real teachers do provide safe opportunities for learning independency?