Chapter 14: Practical Application
from the book "RootEd: How Trauma Impacts Learning and Society" by S.R. Zelenz
After thorough examination of the history of education in the United States, the psychological conditioning tactics utilized and the source of these strategies, it is crucial to consider the impact that these efforts have had on our society. We have had well over a century of compulsory education with these particular strategies in place, so it is now that we can state there is sufficient evidence to the outcomes provided by these efforts. The rise in behaviors issues, violence, and decline in academic achievement should be the most obvious visual demonstrations of how we have failed our society and our youth. Now that there is increasing research in epigenetics and neuroscience, there is further evidence that the efforts made have had long-term and generational impact on collective groups of society. The inclusion of psychiatric medication started in the 1990’s and has continued to increase and be utilized with younger and younger children before their brains have developed. Most evident is the lack of adult self-reflection to question their own contribution to the problem. The blame was always placed on the children.
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