Jan 8, 2009

Generation "R"?

Maybe we should start calling the current crop of high school students this, with the "R" standing for recession. So how are your students dealing with the current economic difficulties? Are they bringing it up or do they consider the ongoing slump something only adults have to deal with? Ask your students what a prolonged recession might do to their chances of getting into that college they have been dreaming about attending since 7th grade. What will likely happen to college enrollment if thousands of adults lose their jobs in the coming months?

Post a comment and let us know what your students are saying about the recession. You can also check out this article to learn more about teens and the economy.