When I was younger I read Alvin Toffler - Future Shock and especially The Third Wave - carefully and closely. So this interview with him on the future of schooling catches my eye. "So, let's sit down as a culture," he says, "and say, "Teachers, parents, people outside, how do we completely rethink this? We're going to create a new system from ground zero, and what new ideas have you got?" And collect those new ideas. That would be a very healthy thing for the country to do." More from Derek Wenmoth.