Boredom Is The #1 Barrier To Student Achievement.
2% of American students say they are “never bored” in class. 66% report they are “bored in class every day” and nearly half (47%) of all high school dropouts said a major reason for dropping out was that their classes "were not interesting” (Macklem, Boredom in the Classroom, 2015). This is a critical issue for all education stakeholders because a bored student is a disengaged student. If students are disengaged, they are much more likely to underachieve and this has a disparate impact on disadvantaged students.