Seth Godin offers a short list of what students should be doing in high school, ending with,
An insatiable desire (and the ability) to learn more. Forever.
Most of all, the self-reliance that comes from understanding that relentless hard work can be applied to solve problems worth solving.
Clearly he hasn’t actually attended high school anytime in the past decade (maybe two).
However, Godin’s list makes an excellent outline for what our curriculum at all levels should be.