Tuesday, November 18, 2003

So Much for Senior Prom

Colorado is considering ending 12th grade and replacing it with a year of preschool. To be honest, in purely educational/cost terms this makes some degree of sense. However, our society just isn't set up that way. That final year of socialization and maturation, particularly given the lack of basic freedom (due to lack of cars, if nothing else) that many adolescents have prior to that, is pretty crucial for a group which is about to go from almost complete parental dependence to complete independence - for those who go away to college, anyway.