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Listening to the sounds of the season…

‘It’s the and that I hate.  I get, what are you doing? all the time.  My parents.  Their friends.  My friend’s parents.  They’re only listening for the ands not what’s in between,’ shared a teenage girl in the provocative documentary, Race to Nowhere. (note, I’m paraphrasing)  The film spotlighted the unintended consequences imbedded in the US educational system.  A test-driven, high-achievement, schedule-intensive, anxiety-producing swirl.   The tormented teen pointed out that it isn’t enough to be taking honors courses AND volunteering AND playing lacrosse AND serving on the school council.  What then?  Continue reading