Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshiv
Until students are held accountable for their actions(or in this case, inactions), the quality of people joining the workforce will get worse and worse.
Absolutely! How can kids learn to take responsibility and be accountable to themselves when no one has ever held them to account? Far too much emphasis on 'how it looks' to be left behind/fail rather than where it should be, which is why are our kids not learning what they need to in order to succeed?
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM
Perhaps this story somehow ties in with the thread I started earlier about the mental state of university students today. Coping skills are very important and help with self confidence.
How can they be expected to learn coping skills when they've never been allowed to be in a situation in which they must use their coping skills? These skills need to be developed, people don't come out of a box knowing how to deal with life, that's what growing up is all about.