Autism is a complicated medical condition that requires specially trained professionals for an accurate diagnosis. Untrained individuals cannot and should not label a child as autistic.
Does literature studied in high schools today, reflect the values we want our teens to adopt? Who determines the criteria for the book? What are we really teaching them with 'great literature?'
The kids are out of school and will entertain themselves--for about a week. Then parents begin to hear "I'm bore." Using these activities may help parents survive the summer.
Teen mothers often quit school to care for the baby. Everyone needs a diploma, but especially a single mom. She will be the basic bread winner and face unexpected financial hurdles alone.
We all learned things in school that we think we will never use. However, is it possible that just the act of learning enhanced our lives? Aren't problem solving skills necessary for life.