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“Provocative, practical, and promising! A must read for every parent, teacher ,and teen. What's the Point of School provides not only the case for Education transformation, but the shockingly simple framework required for our kids to thrive in any economy of the future. This quick read is so much more than a conversation starter; it's the permission slip you didn't even know you were waiting for to become a part of the education transformation solution starting right now." - Theresa Campbell, Her Life, Her Legacy
Over the past few decades we’ve seen a doubling of the suicide rate among young people ages 15-24, a quadrupling of the suicide rate in children ages 15 and under, and five to eight times as many children suffering from major depression or a clinically significant anxiety disorder. Our current education system does not properly help students learn or practice the elements that lead to a physically or emotionally healthy life. The system even prevents it in a few different ways. This is why we need to change the reason we send kids to school. Rather than testing, standardization, and college attendance, the goal should be to help our kids live happy, healthy lives.
“I think the goal of the education system is to have the kids pass tests. I feel like no one, not even your parents, really cares if you actually know anything. All they care about is if you passed the test.” - Jelani, High School Student
The success of a school shouldn't be measured by test scores. It is more important that students are able to manage their inner world, relate to their outer world, and find their place in the world. “What’s the Point of School?” outlines the Five Happy Healthy Elements that will guide students to becoming citizens who know themselves, know their communities, and know how to create a fulfilling and happy life based on their interests and skills.