Slate.com published an article this morning titled "What's Holding America's Teenagers Back: Our high schools are a disaster". It outlines the many education reform efforts undertaken in the past few decades, and how all of them have fallen short of their projected goals. It also examines how improvements in reading, math, and science skills have all stagnated for our high school age students. Sadly, it appears that our nation's schools continue to fail in giving our children the skills that they need to succeed in the 21st century. The article also neglects to mention a modern American institution that is helping prepare this generation for someday join and lead the workforce: summer camps.