Could not the overwhelming education regime of deadening Common Core State Standards which elides literature and the heavy test and test-prep until you drop have something to do with this?
Could not the elimination of arts and extra-curricular athletics have something to do with alienation and particularly alienation from school have something to do with high adolescent stress?
Diana Divecha, Ph.D., is a developmental psychologist and research affiliate at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Robin Stern, Ph.D., is associate director of the center and a psychoanalyst.
The kids are not alright
Every night, at dinner tables around the country, parents ask their kids the same question: “How was school?” We’re about to find out how millions of American youth feel about their school day. On April 9, the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Born This Way Foundation invited high school students across the United States to go online to declare how they feel while they’re in school. And how they’d like to feel.