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“School is geared toward making a better living, rather than a better life.” That’s just one of the brilliant observations made by 13-year-old Logan LaPlante in this TEDx Talk delivered at the University of Nevada. After realizing that all any kid wants to be when they grow up is happy, he came up with a vision of what schooling should look like, with a strong emphasis on eight key areas:

  • Exercise
  • Nutrition
  • Relationships
  • Stress management
  • Spirituality
  • Recreation
  • Charity
  • Time spent in nature

His ideas are pretty far from the educational system most of us grew up in (Logan himself is home-schooled), but compelling enough that we’re positive he, and people like him, can find a way to transform what it means to go to school.

What do you think is the best way to change the school system? Let us know in the comments below, or tweet the author @ncjms.