The fact that some people would much rather commit suicide than go to school leads me to believe that something isn’t right
This deserves more notes.
I don’t really think that’s fair. If someone wants to commit suicide, the problem is one’s mental state—which, of course, is influenced by their surroundings—but you cannot blame one’s surroundings solely.
Basically, you seem to be implying blame on a given school system, when it isn’t always the school system itself, but the people (or lack thereof) in one’s life. People don’t commit suicide because they don’t want to go to math class, generally; people commit suicide because their surroundings have wounded their ability to cope with them.
And while, yes, a school system can and should intervene if they see signs of bullying, keeping with one’s mental state is primarily the job of the people who are close (or should be close) to the student, i.e., the immediate family. A school’s primary function is to educate in a safe environment.
Just a thought.