This amazing video from a TED talk by a confident teenager named Logan LaPlante has had more than 3.6 million views on YouTube.

In his view, the main purpose of education should be to help students become “happy and healthy.”

He describes his own unique version of schooling–which he calls “hackschooling.” It is homeschooling of a sort, using the Internet to delve into whatever interests him. It is not for everyone, only for those who are very self-motivated, curious, energetic, and industrious.

But what I see in his talk is a plaintive and passionate protest against the factory model, industrial age in which he cram information and instructions and tests down the throats of bright young people and expect them to like it. They don’t.

How will we adjust to the hackschoolers? How will we change our mindset to encourage them instead of crushing them? Or can we?