Just because Google says school is a place where dreams go to die doesn't mean it's actually the truth.
There's no denying our schools are hotbeds of bullying that can leave students feeling sad, depressed, and stupid. And, there are plenty of education reformers, like those behind the Covenant to Help Inspire Learning and Development, who are looking to revolutionize schools so that they "nurture each child's great curiosity, interest, and potential" so they can, "achieve high levels of success."
But should we all jump the hyperbolic shark and assume that this means our entire school system is an epic failure? Not necessarily.
If I type in "technology makes me," I get these search results:
Apple is one of the most successful companies in the world. But look what I get:
What pops up for Facebook (which you likely have an account with)?
To be sure, there are challenges in our schools, but overgeneralizing them and painting every school, teacher, and student with the broad brush of negativity doesn't help anyone. Internet, we can do better.