In January, Matthew Lynch began a 20 part series called "Disengaged Students." Here is his description of the series:
In this 20-part series, I explore the root causes and effects of academic disengagement in K-12 learners and explore the factors driving American society ever closer to being a nation that lacks intellectualism, or the pursuit of knowledge for knowledge’s sake.
The first 10 installments of the series are listed in this post. Below are links to installments 11 through 20:
You can find the entire series here: http://www.theedadvocate.org/tag/disengaged-students-series/