Nikhil Goyal, 17, a senior at Syosset High School in New York, wants to change public education in America, and he has more than a few ideas on where to start. Goyal is the author of the new book One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student's Assessment of School, in which he builds a case against standardized testing and advocates for a 21st century revolution in education. In Goyal's vision of American education, students' passion would be the driver of education, limited only by their teachers' ability to facilitate creativity, innovation and critical thinking.
Goyal recently visited the Teach.com office and breathlessly explained the need for education to change from the delivery system of knowledge into the builder of a generation of problem solvers. And while you might not agree with everything he says, you will undoubtedly be inspired by this articulate, passionate young man. Do you agree with Goyal? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.