This very well illustrated video of a talk from Sir Ken Robinson about the need to change education is worth watching.
In about the middle he talks about the epidemic of ADHD and how wrong-headed it is to be drugging children when we should be making them MORE alive, not less alive.
My friends at HELP – the Hollywood Education and Literacy Project – tackle the problem of rescuing children who have been drugged and had an education forced on them.
I only wish Sir Ken Robinson had some of their solutions to the problems he points out — his talk would have been more upbeat because there ARE solutions. Something CAN be done about it — and is being done about it on a daily basis, student by student.