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My NBC Nightly News Interview on Teachers

Yesterday, I was interviewed on NBC News on my recently released book One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student’s Assessment of School. The Kindle/Nook version is out next week!

Here it is! I’d love to hear what you think in the comments. Time to treat teachers like “nation builders.”

Here’s the video: One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student’s Assessment of School.

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About Nikhil Goyal

Nominated for the U.S. Secretary of Education by Diane Ravitch and lauded as an “emerging voice of his generation,” at age 17, Nikhil Goyal is the author of One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student’s Assessment of School by the Alternative Education Resource Organization. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fox and Friends, Fox Business: Varney & Co., NBC Nightly News, and Huffington Post. Nikhil has spoken to thousands at conferences and TEDx events around the world from Qatar to Spain and has guest lectured at Baruch College in New York. He is leading a Learning Revolution movement to transform the American school system. A senior at Syosset High School, Nikhil lives with his family in Woodbury, New York. To contact, email him at ngoyal2013 at


9 thoughts on “My NBC Nightly News Interview on Teachers

  1. Go gor it, Nikhil. Way to go. I hope you received good remarks from your own teachers.

    Posted by mano talaiver | September 9, 2012, 7:24 am
  2. Congratulations! Beautiful interview. Thank you for your passion to change education.

    Posted by Francesca Blueher | September 9, 2012, 8:48 am
  3. Fantastic! Great stuff Nikhil.

    Posted by Kirsten Olson | September 9, 2012, 11:52 am
  4. Aloha, Nikhil Goyal. I like what you have been saying consistently on Twitter (my main connection along with blogs as Hawaii has little organization in regards to students’ voices. And, for that matter, there is little in terms of organizing among teachers here either). I have followed your writings, videos, and blog comments and features. I once kidded Zak Malamed that he is a great politician in the making. I follow another student, Stephanie Rivera, as well. Both are great and respected voices for students’ rights as well as dedicated supporters of public education in America as well as globally.

    You are unique in that you are still in high school and have so much to say and you say it well. I’m with Dr. Ravitch, you have my nomination for the Secretary of Education as well. The future is now, as they say, and you’re leading it in education. I am a retired teacher and lecturer and it is rare, indeed, to find the talent and ability in students that you possess. Maybe your works will bring out more of that hidden talent. I’m sure that is one of your aims. Oh, and by the way, I don’t think SATs are going to be an issue for you !!! Live long, be strong. Keep it up.

    Posted by kuhiokane | September 9, 2012, 2:46 pm
  5. I love the message from this video. It was a little silly, but that helped you to deliver the message how you wanted. I wished teir were more positive educators out ther like you! I will be viewing your blog more. Keep up the good work!

    Posted by Byronn Brye (@ByronnBrye) | September 9, 2012, 10:07 pm
  6. Congratulations! I think this type of message from a non-rebellious adolescent student really intimidates adults. It’s really uncomfortable to hear a young person speak a professional opinion on a topic which directly affects his or her life. Thanks for speaking up!

    Posted by Terry Dassow | September 10, 2012, 4:35 am
  7. Fantastic Nikhil,

    You navigated the question about merit pay for teachers very skillfully. You should be so proud of your work. Keep speaking truth! You have many friends and allies.

    Posted by Paul Freedman | September 10, 2012, 8:36 am
  8. Keep coalition building – nicely done.

    Posted by Chad Sansing | September 12, 2012, 8:41 am

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