Our high school kids: tired, stressed and bored is the headline of an article at USA Today about the results of a new survey on student engagement.

The conclusions aren’t pretty, as this excerpt says:


The article says 22,000 students participated. However, apart from this article, I can’t find anything else out about the survey. So it’s unclear if it it was a scientifically done random one, or a self-selected “opt-in” process. That’s similar to Gallup’s questionable past surveys on student engagement (see Intriguing Gallup Student Poll Results, But Not Something I’d Quote A Lot).

I’m not saying that a majority of our students are super-enthusiastic about their high school experience. I’m just not convinced that it’s as bad as some of these surveys suggest.

I’m adding this post to The Best Posts & Articles On Student Engagement.