I know the pros and shortcomings of my own education – I basically did well within traditional schooling and got a corporate job that has served me well.
The education system worked as well for me as it does for anyone, despite a few bumps in the transition to working life.
But will that be the same for a kid entering the workforce in 20 years?
On top of typical schooling I would add a strong foundation in programming, some kind of art or physical craft that teaches the process of planning and delivering long projects (some kids are smart enough to grind out even a long essay in a night – or to cram for almost any test last minute- that is great but avoids critical lessons).
In general, I want my children never to think of non-academic classes and skills as second-class. That mindset led me to only discover many of my current passions years after my formal schooling.
Real internships or apprenticeships as early as possible (strive for substantive work – there is some value in learning the realities of working life but best to learn real skills too).
I am curious about all ideas, essays and other suggestions (Scott’s Polgar review is a partial inspiration for this question though I think “chess prodigy” isn’t a route I take).