In a recent large-scale survey of secondary school heads undertaken by BESA, 72 per cent said that they were pessimistic about their budgets next year, the highest for years. And for good reason - last November's Comprehensive Spending Review announced, among other things, a £600 million cut in schools' Education Services Grant and a six per cent real-terms cut . Next month's budget is likely to be the worst for education in decades.
Those conversations are extremely important to have — regardless of how they get started. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, suicide is the second-leading cause of death among American teens between the ages of 15 to 19.
On March 31, Netflix will launch Thirteen Reasons Why, a tv series based on a popular novel of the same name. The fictional story is cautionary tale of a young girl’s suicide, and covers other sensitive subject matter as the series progresses. In response to the series and in partnership with the Jed Foundation, SAVE drafted the following talking points to assist parents, teachers, and other gatekeepers in talking to youth about suicide as it relates to the situational drama that unfolds in Thirteen Reasons Why.
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The majority of teachers enter the education profession because they want to make a difference in the world and their communities. This is a noble and valiant purpose that you should always keep in the forefront of your mind. No matter the challenges you face in the classroom, your work truly does have positive ramifications for your students, their families, and the future. Give your best to each student and watch them grow. This is truly the greatest gift of all.