•More than 90% of adolescents are in schools mostly with people their own age for 3-4 years
•Most are not all that interested in doing what the state demands of them—but most comply—research shows that from grades 1-12, humans in school become less creative and less interested in learning what the school demands
•How much of teen culture is fabricated by corporations and sold to teens for consumption?
Locking youth in the high school “teen ghetto” demeans the youths’ integrity, lessens their creativity and interest in learning, and segregates them from the adult world. It’s wasteful and harmful. Youth should be engaged with adults so they can contribute their energy and creativity and learn about the adult world.