According to Forbes magazine publisher and author Rich Karlgaard, our society today is obsessed with early achievement. He suggests that parents and the education system itself push students to take all of the hardest courses, earn the highest grades, achieve the best test scores and gain admission to the most prestigious universities. As an educator and parent of a high school senior with younger children moving into high school, I have witnessed and experienced this reality first-hand.
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A scan of a news feed or glance at today’s headlines quickly reveals one of our society’s most profound issues: division. It seems that everywhere we turn, there is increasing hostility and disunion. We as a nation are increasingly polarized by our gender, race, sexual orientation, political views, socio-economic status, and religious convictions. Sadly, the Church is not immune to society’s divisive, even combative influence.