Educational System Failure
Our school system seems to be designed to meet standards rather than to help young people learn and be empowered to attain their full potential.
Many key topics are ignored. Global warming and its effects on weather, wildlife, and crops. Harm caused by the industrialized food system. Threats to basic freedoms. Economic justice & extreme inequality. Militarism. Drone warfare. Our ineffective and corrupt justice system. Human rights abuses by the U.S.
When schools minimize exploration of these topics, they are failing to prepare students to become active members of a participatory democratic society.