Week after the Education Hackathon I've also lead a workshop in my former high school from which I graduated 15 years ago. About 15 students from the Student parliament between age 12 to 18 and I. We've spent 5 hours discussing what do they like and don't like about their school and what changes would they suggest. To our mutual surprise, none of the students said "Let's close the school down".
But all of them said "Let's have more fun. We want to learn, but please, make it interesting". And also "Help us to choose our future profession, we don't really know now what we want to do."
When I was writing up my notes after the event, it dawn on me that all along, we ask our children the wrong question. Instead of simplifying "What job do you want to do" we should start asking "What type of person do you want to become and how do you want to live your life".