So I’m reading an article in the Times about high school students who take on a full load of challenging courses in high school and, as a result, find their first year of college rather less than challenging.  (The article does point out that most of these students are enrolled at expensive prep schools or excellent public magnet schools, where such classes may be found.)  Apparently these students have a buzz word of their own – zoomers: "bookish versions of athletically driven children who train seriously for a sport from an early age," complete with bookish versions of sports moms and dads.  Anyway, the article is an interesting overview of the current discourses around achievement in high school (one of my New Year’s resolutions is to do more reading about high school students, given that they in time become the students that I study).


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