I am a science teacher in an inner city school. My students don't listen and don't care. Their concern is on the pleasure or action of the moment. They don't do their work, but are angry when they get poor grades. The students who are trying are pulled down and distracted by those who don't try.
I have always believed in educating everyone, but I am beginning to doubt that idea. Should high school be reserved for students who want to learn? Should vocational or work programs be created for young people who lack the interest or ability to apply themselves in school?