Thursday, October 19, 2006

High School Today

Helen and Robert Lynd wrote in their famous study Middletown, that
"[H]igh school, with its athletic clubs,sororities, and fraternities, dances and parties, and 'extracurriculuar activities,' is a fairly complete social cosmos in itself...Today the school is becoming not a place to which children go from their homes for a few hours daily but a place from which they go home to eat and sleep.
That quote is from the late 1920's. Imagine what they would write today after taking a look at what these girls have to deal with in high school. (HT. Daryl)

High school not only becomes their social structure but shapes their very identity. But as the last young lady's comments reveal, all they really want is a relationship with their mom.

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