We'd like to begin by saying, WE AREN'T CONSPIRACY THEORISTS!!! Nevertheless, the public school system of the United States is bent on no less a task than the indoctrination and brainwashing of every future adult citizen. What's this got to do with career planning? Plenty.
The talk we hear about kids being whatever they want to be is a bunch of nonsense. All it really means is that they can be whatever they want in their fantasies—while playing video games, visiting Disneyland, or some other non-reality based activity.