Education Week: Reaching the 9/11 Generation

What does it mean to belong to the 9/11 generation?

When Vice President Joe Biden applied this label to this year’s graduating class at West Point, he noted that the cadets were “young enough that that tragic day need not have shaped your lives.” Indeed, we may have moved on from 9/11 and, for many Americans, the war on terror registers as all but invisible. My high school students, however, fit the vice president’s criteria for membership in the 9/11 generation—those old enough to remember the day, in elementary school on the day. They have been shaped perniciously by events traceable to September 11, 2001.

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