If we're being honest here, a lot of schools these days aren't designed to teach. They're designed to make you not want to learn. Stand up for your kids by teaching them that learning and schooling are two very different things. Reading's how they begin to think for themselves. No school board can ever stop THAT.
Video games? Sure, they're fun. Television? Of course, it's a tool like any other! Movies? Right on, I'll watch them all day! But if you ever want to understand anything older than this morning, you've got to know how to enjoy books and music. Remember: those who cannot access the past are condemned to believe what some idiot says on Twitter. That's a quote from Kurt Cobain, you know.