OBSTACLES in Education

The Generation Schools Network (GSN) team has completed extensive research to discover the most common and pressing obstacles facing our nation’s youth today.

Browse the following list of obstacles to better understand the research around the obstacle and find resources to help meet the need. Each of the categories listed below, contribute to what we have termed a narrowed "Future Focus" (right), which is created when students are more concerned with meeting basic needs than with planning for their future. Click "Future Focus” for a repository of resources to help students connect their current lives to their future planning.

We understand that the obstacles are complex, and that not every problem can fit into a defined category, but we've organized our work loosely around these areas.