HIGH SCHOOL



This is how to run a stick of Chapstick
down the black boxes on your scantron
so the grading machine skips the wrong
answers. This is how to honor roll. Hell,
this is how to National Honor Society.
This is being voted “Most Likely to Marry
for Money” or “Talks the Most, Says the
Least” for senior superlatives. This is
stepping around the kids having panic
attacks in the hallway. This is being the
kid having a panic attack in the hallway.
This is making the A with purple moons
stamped under both eyes. We had to try.
This is telling the ACT supervisor you have
ADHD to get extra time. Today, the average
high school student has the same anxiety
levels as the average 1950’s psychiatric
patient. We know the Pythagorean theorem
by heart, but short-circuit when asked
“How are you?” We don’t know. We don’t
know. That wasn’t on the study guide.
We usually know the answer, but rarely
know ourselves.


HIGH SCHOOL By Blythe Baird (via blythebrooklyn)

This. Fucking this right here. Schools have turned into concentration camps ruining the self esteem and emotional stability of entire generations. Teaching how to barely get by and praising liars and cheaters making it to the top, rather than promoting honesty and teaching a love for education and making kids what to learn to benefit their lives. Not just to make some superintendent happy because he looks good with his districts “ratings” Too much bullshit

(via shesalivealex)

versallles:

rule number 1

never
read
through
old
conversations
with
people
that
used
to
mean
a
lot
to
you


…and maybe still do