Robinson discusses the need to rebuild the underlying paradigm regarding our education system (he is English, but I think his views are still very applicable to USA). He proposes that we need to rebuild the system (a revolution) as opposed to progressing the system (an evolution). This is a call to start fresh.
Sir Ken Robinson - Changing Paradigms (RSA)
Changing Education Paradigms (RSA Animate)
Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! (TED)