Enjoyed this animated talk (which reminds me of Tony Buzan's Mind Maps), adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson.
As an alternative to changing the current educational paradigm, there's 'dropping out'. Time Magazine ran an interesting piece last year on trends for the upcoming decade. They reckon the Dropout Economy is one and I agree. Ran Prieur has a great essay, 'how to drop out', covering some of the popular myths and a review of his own journey.