I would agree completely. Kids are dis-empowered by the current system and thereby their voices are not heard. The agenda is set by the adults according to their perspective on what is important and what is not important or what is valid or not valid. Addressing issues such as suicide aren’t ones that are attractive to administrators, counselors, etc. How do we create a dialogue in the schools that involves students instead of dis-empowering them through our hierarchical system that does not reflect emotional needs of students? Of course, this problem is also reflected in the academic curriculum that is created and taught to kids. Who decides what is being “taught” in schools and what is deemed important or not important? Certainly not the kids!