Here is a great speech by former university professor Ken Robinson. It touches on the negative effects the education system has on the creativity of children and adults on a global scale.
The message to take away from this great speech is how the education system is effectively teaching people out of their own creativity.
That the creative studies like art, dance, the performing arts, etc, should be treated as equally important as math, science and literacy.
However, when a child does not conform to the typical mold that the education system has laid out, rather than nurturing the creative side to expand and flourish, we are penalizing it with consequences and ostracism.