posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 02:27 AM
Well, here's one of those "laundry list"-type articles that's essentially a long iteration of depressing statistics. In this case, its called
40 Signs That We Have Seriously
Messed Up The Next Generation Of Americans
, and I think its worth a look, more than most examples of the genre.
Some of the stats are truly chilling. Rather than list all of them (which would be a terms-and-conditions no-no) I'll toss out a few of the more
Then I think we should all ponder what the %$& is going on with young people and what we're gonna do about it. Because we can't just do nothing. After
looking at these, I think you'll agree.
Approximately 57 percent of all children in the United States are living in homes that are either considered to be either "low income" or
More than 25 percent of all U.S. children have a chronic health condition that affects their ability to learn.
At this point, 15-year-olds that attend U.S. public schools do not even rank in the top half of all industrialized nations when it comes to
math or science literacy.
Children in the United States are three times more likely to be prescribed antidepressants than children in Europe are.
It is being projected that approximately 50 percent of all U.S. children will be on food stamps at some point in their lives before they reach
the age of 18.
It is estimated that child homelessness in the United States has risen by 33 percent since 2007.
One out of every four teen girls in the United States now has an STD.
Is there even any hope left?
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