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By Travis Rudloff
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Alternative Assessment

When will they grow up

 

April 30, 2020



Recently, a friend shared a video with me they were required to watch for class. With little explanation, I clicked the link, which directed me to a Ted Talk titled, “Why does it take so long to grow up today?”

The video begins by spewing statistics comparing milestones young people experience from today to 50 years ago. Marriage, children, education and other relatable milestones are compared in the video.

As expected, ages where these milestones are reached from 50 years ago to the present day, have increased.

The speaker continues to explain that this has caused a new human stage...



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