Analysis: Recent High School Grads Share Their Perspective On The Future

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – On this holiday weekend, a look at the views of the class of 2011.

Every year we sit down with high school graduates to check their perspective on the future. Emily Spiegel of Mt. Pleasant High School in Delaware sees the biggest problem facing her generation is a lack of caring around the world.

“I think that the biggest problem of today is apathy. I think that there are so many people in this world that don’t care. I think we have a lot of people doing really incredible things, I think we have a lot of people doing bad things. I think it’s hard to sit there and pick a political issue. How can you say that climate is more important than gay rights or which is more important than our involvement in Afghanistan. So I think it is hard to pick something,” says Spiegel.

Asher Weinstein just graduated from Haddonfield High School. He thinks that his generation will tackle the hard issues. He belongs to a group called STAND – their objective – erase genocide.

“Its main goal was to end the genocide in Darfur but now the goal has switched to ending genocides all over the world. We’re talking about America and our involvement after the Holocaust we said never again. What’s happening in Darfur, what’s happening in Uganda. It’s happening again.”

You can hear Larry Kane’s interview in this CBS Philly ‘Specials Place’ podcast…

Reported By Special Contributor Larry Kane, KYW Newsradio

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