In fact, one could argue, that our schooled lives foster a cultural attitude that constantly disconnects our actions from our goals. We go to school to prepare for life and work; we work to earn money so we don’t have to work.
….. How do we reconcile the prescribed nature of school with the vigor of youth? Kids want to build the world, and to make things awesome. How do we let them?

From a post on The Saxifrage School’s blog.