Young people of the ACT felt cheated and frustrated on this day in 1983, after a survey of youths revealed they had multiple concerns about their lives.
Their concerns regarded under-representation of students in developing school processes like assessment procedures and curriculum development, money management, unemployment, and challenges of life after school.
Many believed they were not prepared for life after graduation and did not have access to resources to help them navigate this passage of life.
Their recommendations to fix the issues included education on how to be productive while unemployed, education on living on a budget and utilising community resources, that the ACT Schools Authority reassess and modify the Australian scholarship aptitude test, and that they also encourage more student involvement in curriculum development and assessment procedures.
A spokeswoman for the Youth Action Group, who conducted the survey, said: "What the survey and meetings found was that young people felt frustrated about attaining the things society had led them to believe had to, and could be, attained."
She said the survey "showed that five out of 10 young people feel they are not being taught in school what they need to know after school."
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