My take is that [generation Y] is the last one that will be as totally brainwashed by the system, by the schools and by companies and by society to believe that the industrial age (and compliance) is their ticket to the carnival. The smart ones will see that and play a different game, and the sooner they realize how bad the scam is, the faster they'll recover.
This is my hope...that school can move out of the industrial model and become more about environmental learning, hands-on problem solving.
And yes I know we need to teach reading, writing, the basics! I don't have a non-industrial answer to that. But I am thinking.