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Survey Finds Many Gen Zers Say School Lacks a ‘Sense of Purpose’ and Isn’t ‘Motivating’

Gen Zers’ lack of motivation to go to school has caused educators to shift their engagement strategies — including more internships and electives.

By Joshua BayApril 29, 2024

Pursuing her passion for a career in medicine, California high schooler Ella Mayor found fulfillment working as a part-time pharmacy technician — tapping into skills she could never practice in school.

Mayor, a 12th grade student at Santa Susana High School in Simi Valley, said she is often just going through the motions in her classes where she feels disconnected from her schoolwork.

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