What an absolute inspiration to hear Logan LaPlante discuss his out of the box education with the world. Logan's goal in life is to be happy and healthy. He explains to the world that he does not want to live in such a way that society tells him to. "Go to school, go to college, get a job, get married, and then you will be happy" just doesn't work for him. Logan feels that schools are failing kids like him and I would suppose also those students that don't know that they have a right to be like him. Logan lays out what everyone needs to make them happy and healthy and this is what he revolves his nontraditional educational "mind set" around. Logan calls this mindset "hackschooling". He explains that there is a better way of educating youth, a way to hack education to make it more meaningful and rewarding. I am almost completely on board with Logan on this one. I can see where education is missing that happy and healthy educational purpose. It doesn't hurt that I am watching an amazingly intelligent and confident 13 year old tell me that there is a better way to educate students. While I would love for my children to be in his hackschooling of Logan's I can't help thinking about his parents. They have to be well educated in order to have such faith as to pull Logan out of the school system. I think about how much effort his parents must put into his education. The classes and opportunities that have taught him so much must have cost an exorbitant amount of money and so so so much more time to plan and get him there. Something that might be slipping through here is that parents are out there working, parents are out there making a living, they are out there doing exactly what Logan is advocating against. One of the things that is so great about the public school system is that it gives adults the opportunity to go to work while the kiddos are in school. It sounds horrible, but that's the way it is. And what about getting the necessary GED or Bachelor's degree to do the things that he might want to do for a career. Until the pendulum swings the other way in America, we work and we make a living and those things usually start with the educational system. But until this revolution, I have been inspired by Logan to take some of his philosophy of teaching kids to be happy and healthy and incorporate it into my classroom. I will pledge to have my students explore an education plan of their own in my classroom. My job as an educator is to teach students how to be lifetime learners and now I will add to that teaching students how to be happy for their lifetime.