Sharing from a link Luke sent,
"Of course, it is being way too optimistic to talk about changing the entire system. Too much time, money, and effort would be needed. Rather, we should change gradually it by changing ourselves. Take charge of your own education. Don't live only by the school system. Learning what is taught in school is important, but what is more important is what we take away from it, after we finish schooling. Grades are important to get you the school/job you want, but your own interest and passion is what will keep you going. Find your passion in life, and take action to pursue it. Choose the path that best further your passion and interest, for it is passion that will keep that fire burning within you"