This is one of my favorite Ted Talks ever. Sir Ken Robinson discusses the current education system, and how it's continually stifling creativity in hopes of bolstering test scores and producing "university professors", as Ken would say. If you're interested in education at all, are a person who didn't fit into the current education system growing up, or have kids, you've got to watch this.
If you're interested in more, you can watch Ken Robinson's follow up Ted Talk here, which is equally as good. I also enjoyed his book The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything.