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Pam’s Musings: Drive to Success is Undermining Students’ Health and Jeopardizing Potential

Is the Drive to Success Making Our Children Sick?

The New York Times article in the Sunday review addresses a topic that should be at the forefront of parents’ minds. Our modern education system is causing an epidemic of anxiety in our youth, and saddling them with a legacy of stress, depression and other health problems.  How can any student be expected to enjoy learning, retain information and think critically when he can barely keep his head above water? And this is occuring at all age levels.This article discusses a few schools that are taking measures to counteract these effects and discovering some unexpected benefits.

In creating #LearningOutpost in #Newburyport I am offering students an alternative path to achievement that does not compromise their health and future potential. I believe that an important step is to stop endlessly comparing students to each other and let them take control of their education.