In this video from TED talks he makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
Why you should listen to him:
What is TED? Billed as "Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world," TED is a small nonprofit devoted to "Ideas Worth Spreading," and its archives are housed at http://www.ted.com/
TED started in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become broader. The annual conferences in Long Beach and Oxford bring together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes.