Looking back on high school

College students discuss the question Is High School as Bad as All That? in the Washington Post. Most say their high schools focused attention on college-bound students, but ignored everyone else. Two black students complain about low expectations: One says a counselor met with blacks in the top 10 percent of the class and urged them to consider community college; another says her sister is being steered to community college, not a four-year university. Students also complain about boredom. All in all, they’re very articulate.

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