More students are dropping out of high school.
Students are more stressed out, or lack motivation to complete their coursework.
A. An unusually high number of students are working after school jobs.
B. Cyberbullying is on the rise.
C. Teachers assign more homework than they used to.
Outside of school and at school.
A. A top employer in the area just relocated to another city, laying off many workers. Now, teenagers are picking up part-time jobs to help their families make ends meet.
B. A new anonymous social media platform was just released and is being used by most students in the school.
C. A new standardized test was recently added to the already-busy testing schedule, and teachers are assigning extra homework to ensure their students are prepared.
Teenagers face unprecedented socio-economic challenges and moving variables than ever before.
Adults have a hard time catching up with the new lingo and tools that teenagers use to communicate.
Educators are either stuck in their old ways or too quick to shift direction with new methodologies.
Public schools and students with underprivileged backgrounds are most effected and lack the resources to create solutions.
Parents and teachers are unprepared to tackle social shifts sprouting in the age of communication.
School programs are ineffective in supporting students when it comes to challenges outside of their coursework.
Technology is the main trigger in both economic and social shifts.
Opportunity for solution:
Leverage technology to open communication and collaboration between educators, parents and students towards creating solutions together.