I was sixteen, sitting in Dr. Thelman's chemistry class reviewing a test I had failed when I decided I would write and post a spoken word poem video about education on YouTube. In the video, I criticized the "system of education" - the standardization of curricula, the use of textbooks, and certain types of teachers.
That poem has received some attention over the years, yet it has become something that I somewhat regret writing. I no longer agree with many of the views in that video, because I've had a chance to reflect on what 12 years in school has meant for me.
I hope this serves to inspire many students still in school to become "big fans" of themselves, and take control of their own education.
Let me know what you think, and feel free to share.