Interesting article… It brings up the downside of becoming “too big”. My theory: anytime an organization or group becomes too big it can no longer sustain itself in a healthy manner.. It ultimate implodes. Our educational system and American culture is but the latest example. You lose the purpose and initial drive of the organization and it slowly becomes about the bottom line and s numbers game. When the passion leaves everything goes to shit. This is my personal philosophy as to why all major empires eventually crumble…
Is this but a microcosm of America’s eventual fate?
Our kids are in CRISIS.
I work with teenagers in an affluent suburban area.
They don’t comprehend what they read. They use calculators to multiply 10 x 10. The average high school junior has no clue what the word “diligent” means.
They write essays resembling those of a 5th grader. About how Albert Einstein discovered electricity.
In tests administered in reading, science and math to 15 year-olds globally, we are behind TWENTY NINE countries in math. And our kids’ performance in reading and science is not much better. And yet, American investment in education is unrivaled, globally.
Are you scared yet?
We lead the world in the consumption of illegal recreational drugs. And one of the chief sales outlets?
Our teenage suicide rate is the highest in the world.
EVERY DAY there are over 5,400 suicide attempts by kids in grades 7 – 12.
NOW are you scared?
The two places teenagers…
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