Being in a family full of educators, I’ve noticed how education has changed dramatically over the years; not only has the curriculum been altered, but student stress has increased.
I find that kids today are scared to fail, and I wanted to investigate why. After speaking with a number of professionals, I discovered that perhaps the entire education system is to blame. The education system is made up of government, teachers and parents. Each component has different expectations for students and a unique view on what education should look like. The pressure to do well in the eyes of each component brings excessive stress to students. This results in arbitrary standards, declining resilience and mental health issues. Ultimately, I want to bring attention to the individuals in charge of a child’s education; the ones who might be bringing children more stress than success.