Danger signs everywhere. Little time to prepare to meet the onslaught but do think about causes so that we can get to solutions that actual do some fixing. Those fixes, thought about in the long term, will have to be significant and, for many very uncomfortable. The present is a consequence of what schools have done and been doing. The future, if it is to be a decent one, will necessitate new kinds of schools that help student grow to be effective analysts of information and use information intelligently to make sound decisions. Sorry folk but those are not the schools we presently have. The testing regime tells us this.