Author, One Size Does Not Fit All
Nikhil Goyal is frustrated by the American education system. At 17, he wrote the book One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student’s Assessment of Education to document his own experience as a high school student and take on an education system that he believes suppresses the potential of students by discounting their individuality and creativity.
Now 18, Nikhil aims to transform the system that he recently graduated from. In 2012, he was included in Forbes annual 30 Under 30 listing and in 2013, received the Freedom Flame Award for his work in education. He follows his own advice to “never wait for permission to do something remarkable” by travelling internationally to speak on education issues and appear as a media commentator.
“Can you imagine a student wanting to learn more when the end of the school day is over?” asks Nikhil. “I hope that’s where we’ll be in 2030. That’s when we will know the system is finally working.”