In light of today’s ongoing debate on the efficacy of No Child Left Behind’s emphasis on test scores vs. other forms of academic achievement, it is important to understand what educational environments kids flourish in and why. An important sub-debate among the larger points is whether or not the No Child Left Behind legislation is reducing creative thinking in America’s youth. This is an incredibly important point, given that the nation’s economic future is contingent upon innovative ideas. The sampling of videos below address the issue of creativity in schools and the imperative that the education system not marginalize and alienate the creative thinkers based only standardized test scores. However, regardless of this point, it is accepted that some learning environments are more effective than others. In their videos below Sugata Mitra and Suart Brown both elaborate on educational environments that produce outstanding results.