I have stated from very early in the history of this blog that America’s public education system is responsible for the mess we’re in right now, and that it cannot be “reformed.” (See the posts on the left sidebar under “Education.”) The phrase I’ve used is “Nuke it from orbit, it’s the only way to be sure.”
I’ve been challenged on that, asked “What do we replace it with?” I think this guy has figured it out. Worth your 20 minutes.
Edited to add:
Here Dr. Mitra talks about what he did with the TED prize money:
Also worth your time.