Great points and I love your passion. I think such a manifesto would be extremely valuable and really help open the eyes of a lot of people who may think a college degree is the answer to success. However, I think it’s also important to remember that not everyone is entrepreneurial. Some people really enjoy more menial jobs or even just things like creating art in their basement (or researching scientific stuff or becoming a doctor, etc.). I don’t think there’s anything wrong with having no desire to be entrepreneurial or start your own business, but I do think there’s something wrong with being misled.
I’ve never gone through the public school system so I cannot speak from experience, but it seems to me like the school system is set up to drill certain subjects into your head, give you a piece of paper, and then release you into the world where you need to start from scratch and learn how the “real world” operates. I think a manifesto that explains the bigger picture and recommends developing a global perspective, possibly even going as far as doing some international travel, would be an incredible resource and very valuable tool.
If you need any help writing the ebook or want to rack my brain for ideas, I’d love to help! 🙂