My son encouraged me to watch some videos on TED and I found this one today. If you want to know what's wrong with the education system, watch this!
A quote: "To improve our schools, we have to humanize them and make education personal to every student and teacher in the system. Education is always about relationships. Great teachers are not just instructors and test administrators: they are mentors, coaches, motivators, and lifelong sources of inspiration to their students."