A high school education is about much more than academics. A curriculum that includes “driver's ed,” “home economics,” “sex education,” “personal hygiene” and “drug deterrence” demonstrates the commitment made by society to prepare students (our children) for the real world.
Yet, as we know, high school students are not adequately prepared for love and marriage. The social and economic consequences of ill preparation are crippling society, limiting our individual and collective potential. Everyone must do their part to right the wrongs. Just like links in a chain, if just one is broken, the chain becomes useless.
High schools are typically not in the position to make major policy decisions and changes. Rather, they administer and enforce decisions made by a board of representatives. Often called “The Board of Education,” these representatives answer to the state legislature and the governor's office of their respective state.
Still, the high school plays an integral part in this bold new effort. After policy decisions are made at the state level, the baton is passed to the high school. If students are to benefit from this important knowledge, high school administrators need to insure It's Not About Love is properly and expeditiously produced.
In the process, high school administrators will need to encourage the staff to modify conventional thinking so students receive this information with enthusiasm and the proper preparation. Happily, It's Not About Love is packaged so high schools enjoy a financial windfall in addition to the satisfaction that comes from doing their part in preparing our children to become well-adjusted, productive citizens.