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And one thing is clear: It’s crazy to have educational policies that, in effect, chop up children’s brains into the rational cortex, which the government ministers to in schools, and the emotional limbic system, which the government ignores. In nature, there is no neat division. Emotional engagement is the essence of information processing and learning.…Schools filled with students who can’t control their impulses, who can’t focus their attention, and who can’t regulate their emotions will not succeed, no matter how many reforms are made by governors, superintendents or presidents.— David BrooksNew York Times

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“Children are safe in school. The actual chance of being killed at school is less than one in a million. Send your children to school.”

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How many of you believe that the emotional well being of our youngsters has improved during the time of No Child Left Behind?

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Educators now focus their energy on a student’s head and often neglect their heart and spirit. This is out of whack. And the consequences permeate our society.

surgeon general s report on mental illness
Surgeon General’s Report on Mental Illness
  • 21 percent of all U.S. children had a diagnosable mental or addictive disorder associated with at least minimum impairment.
  • This means that one out of every five children suffers from a mental or addictive disorder that impairs his or her ability to succeed in school.
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Surgeon General’s Report on Mental Illness
  • 70 % of children and adolescents with a mental disorder do not get the mental health treatment they need. Less than 10% do.
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