And are you saying that nothing gets accomplished at school? Personally I would term "learning" as being an accomplishment.
As for being paid...aww...too bad for them...they don't get money. They get paid by learning. Which is far more than kids in some other countries can say.
And there is far more in common with the real world and K-12 than you make it out to be. Otherwise I wouldn't have been able to say the things I did in my previous post and be valid.