School is a fantasy, a mirage of security cooked up by dreamy social engineers, a band-aid to place on parental worry; in reality there is no way to prepare kids adequately for the future, which is always in flux, totally uncertain - especially these days, and which by definition doesn’t even exist.
At HVSS parents and their children bravely face this reality and place their trust in the steadiest and most reliable tools they have: the innate curiosity and enthusiasm they have for finding things out, the playfulness with which they explore worlds, and their inherited drive to competence, which has lifted untold generations of their ancestors to dazzling success.
Promises of security will always be alluring and soothing, especially to parents. But we’ve had 100 years of schooling and the future isn’t looking any brighter - the promise is fading. It’s time we stopped placing all our trust in authorities, experts, and technologies, and started placing it in our kids.