If you haven’t come across Sir Ken Robinson before, then you might want to take a look at some of these YouTube talks.
TED 2006: Do schools kill creativity?
The RSA Animate version of Changing Paradigms.
I especially like the latter video. The visuals are fantastic. May I suggest you spend a little bit of time and see what he has to say. He’s also very witty and funny.
Certainly an alternative view on education. Enjoy, come back and tell me what you think.