This New York Times article — Spend More on Society and Get More for Yourself — explains that American individualism has made individuals unhappy and, too frequently, sick. Another social research study finds that when people give to charities it activates regions of the brain associated with pleasure, social connection, and trust, creating a “warm glow” effect. See the Jorge Moll and colleagues paper at the National Institutes of Health website.
What should be the role of secondary education in America? What skills should high school students in America have? How much local control should schools have? Should high schools teach morality? Which morality? ....and more.
This Make Shift Coffee House is will be moderated by Craig Freshley. A Make Shift Coffee House is not a debate. We are not trying to change minds. Rather our purpose is simply to understand each other's points of view.