Well, I was wondering how "radical" the views on the educational system has become.
I don't even mean the use of a college degree.
But let's say when it comes to coding/software.
Now a kid goes to primary school to learn to read/write and do basic calculationss and learn general themes of the world around them.
then they go to secondary school and learn math, languages, geography, history, chemistry,...
Only once they're 18 they can choose whether to go to college or pick up a training or just put themselves out on the workforce. every other thing they can only pursue outside of their school hours.
What if instead sending them to even primary school, parents teach them to read/write from an early age and then at the age of 6/7 they get enrolled at a software development company, where from a young age they are set to tasks like debugging codes (first simple stuff, then as they learn more complicated stuff) for training, then write code and once they're deemed capable enough, they can immediately be employed to full time work on software development, even if at that time they're only 10 years old.
Cut out all of the mathematics, history, geography,...
Parents and kids are no longer tied to go through an educational system, but kids are instantly employable in a work environment and be trained via hands on experience.
The downside of course is that kids are not really educated in general or at least only if they would want to pursue that.
and of course, what would happen if this software company decides to close shop and the kid is stranded without much other experience.
There is the question on the morality of child labor as well. Like, is it a big deal that kids are part of the workforce or is this still well management in the current settings?
And how harmful can child labor be on a child's well-being anyway?