It’s my life! – We need to teach joy in schools.

North 224AB

Saturday May 25, 2019 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

“Today’s children are faced with more stress than ever before. “Your test scores need to be higher so that you can have a good life,” they are told endlessly. But really? Is a life of drudgery a good life? With the double pressures of budget cuts and high-stakes testing, music, art, PE, drama, and sports have been eliminated. They joyful courses are gone. We’ve got to bring them back. Join us for a discussion of how and why elective courses must be part of the solution to the problems of high stress, bullying, and increased rates of youth suicide in Arizona. Yes, we’ll kick it off with the Bon Jovi tune and some dancing! Because life should be joyful! “