“Our children are part of a Lost Generation,” says Belia, who sees how cuts at her own school have affected the students.
But he successfully manages to shake up the predictability of the Lost Generation backdrop.
When he became minister of education in 2009, Coltart said, “We were in danger of seeing a Lost Generation.”
young people coming of age during and shortly after World War I, esp. disillusioned by the number of people killed in the war
The young adults of Europe and America during World War I. They were “lost” because after the war many of them were disillusioned with the world in general and unwilling to move into a settled life. Gertrude Stein is usually credited with popularizing the expression.
Note: The characters in the book The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway, are examples of the lost generation.