Let’s teach grads to be citizens of the world

This column, which appeared in the Daily Herald-Tribune yesterday, has generated quite a bit of response, so I thought I’d share it here.  Thanks to everyone who commented here, phoned, texted, or left a comment on the DHT website.

The column, by the way, is about how I think spending on h.s. graduations is running out of control.  What do you think?  http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/2012/10/16/lets-teach-grads-to-be-citizens-of-the-world

3 thoughts on “Let’s teach grads to be citizens of the world

  1. I couldn’t agree more with your column in the DHT. No wonder North Americans are taking on alarming levels of debt, many have been raised by parents that never refuse them anything.

    Graduation from high school is an acomplishment to be very proud of, but it shouldn’t be the pinnacle of education, and parents would do well to reinforce that idea.

    Thank you for opening this subject up to discussion. I hope by the time my 3 year old and 5 year old graduate, it will be a more modest celebration.

  2. My daughter is in grade 12 also and I totally agree with your article about how high school graduations are over the top these days. I hope it causes an uproar…maybe things will change. I’m curious to know how common this is or is this a ‘money town’ type of problem. Thanks for putting it out there!

  3. Hey Sue,
    I just read your article “let’s teach grads to be citizens of the world”. Thank you for writing. I really enjoyed your perspective and agree that we should be living what we are teaching. Your stats really opened my eyes to the waste and I think building a school as a school would be an incredible accomplishment.
    Keep up the great articles!

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