A friend on Facebook a couple of weeks ago shared a link to an article that included at TED talk by a 13 year old boy from Nevada:
What do you want to be when you grow up? A doctor, a lawyer, a brain surgeon, a zoo keeper? All of those are fine and dandy, but they are also pointless without happiness.
This 13 Year old has more perspective on education in his pinky than the entire Department of Education. This is worth 11 minutes of your time. Welcome to HackSchooling.
First of all this kid puts the majority of public speakers to shame. Skillz. I hope he gets to do something amazing someday.
Second, the thrust of his talk (and the short article) is that education is personal, and that everything (especially education!) can be hacked: made better by innovation. And he is convinced (and convincing!) that his educational experience, hacked though it may be, is far superior to the one-sized-fits-all educational model that most schools utilize. Highly recommend watching the video and considering what the young man has to say!