STUDENTS BELIEVE THEY HAVE TO TAKE HARD CLASSES.
Once in those classes, students are made to believe if they cannot learn the material perfectly and easily, they will fail, and all their future plans will be derailed.
SCHOOLS ARE PUSHING MORE CONTENT AND PROVIDING LESS AUTHENTIC LEARNING.
The result is that students are showing up to college knowing LESS than they did a decade ago. High school students are stuck in a cycle of memorize, test, forget, memorize, test, forget. More homework and more demanding sports and activity schedules mean teens get less sleep and have less time for fun with their friends.
THE RESULT IS INCREASED FEAR, ANXIETY, DEPRESSION AND HOPELESSNESS.
Parents and counselors try to treat this with coping strategies and prescription drugs, but that doesn't heal the ROOT of the PROBLEM.