I don't think it creates more lack of interest than was there before. Kids have been apathetic about school even since there's been school. I was not exactly a sterling student, and I'm 46 now. I think it just creates variations on old excuses. One of the biggest when I was in school was "Who cares? I'll never use this stuff!" I even heard this in advanced classes (I was in advanced Social Studies and English.) Now it's, "Who cares? If I need it, I'll google it!"