Premise: Students Are Weak

  • Teresa L. Sullivan


In the current political economy construct health is wealth or a healthy citizenry makes for strong human capital. The future of capitalism depends on our ability to combat stress, depression, and anxiety that threatens productivity and is a costly toll on public funds and institutions. Lost wages for illness and health care costs in the workplace have brought attention to employee nutrition, exercise, obesity, engagement/disengagement, boredom, fatigue, and absenteeism. Altering the way in which we experience distress is imposed through recent education reform legislation that holds schools accountable through curriculum and school climate for student emotional health. These are most visible with the implementation of character education programs, mindfulness training, drug screenings, suicide awareness trainings, and school discipline policies and practices.


School nutrition School climate Student emotional health Mindfulness training Suicide awareness 


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  • Teresa L. Sullivan
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  1. 1.PlymouthUSA

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