I can offer a single answer: in our culture, you have to follow the money. Because teachers aren't paid enough and school budgets virtually mandate large (and crowded) classrooms, schools can't be about teaching and learning. So teachers baby-sit. That's what schools are for: to baby-sit the kids until they're old enough to get jobs to earn money and pay taxes." - John H. Gerken This makes kids rebel against school authorities, against social ethical norms and against society in general
When the real age of age discrimination kicks in----I remember in my youth being told that I was too young for a particular position. It only ever happened once, but now that I’m over 50, ageism happens all the time.no one ever tells me that I’m too old for a job, they use other words like, “cultural fit”, which is a euphemism for being seen as too old to fit into the demographic of the company. No one ever has the guts to come out and say “you are too old, because it’s against the law.
GM Recalls: How General Motors Silenced a Whistle-Blower
People who fear losing their jobs and livelihood will not speak up - even if lives are at stake. People will not go against the govt even when it murders thousands (or millions) if it requires them to be courageous and bold. People will go to the streets when they have NOTHING left to lose.