Came across this animated video on the state of many schools in our country. A look at how the system curbs imagination and is training kids to learn without really 'learning'.
Every time I've read one of the posts sent in by the Pratham Books Champions, I am always amazed to see the different ways in which they have conducted the storytelling sessions. Similarly, teachers and parents need to be inspired to go beyond the textbook!
While we are on this subject, you should read this excellent article on the Mommy Labs blog : Are You Facilitating Open-Ended Learning for Your Child?