Resource: The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids
Website: The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids
Author: Robbins, A.
ISBN: 1401302017 & 978-1401302016
Publisher: Hyperion
URL: http://www.hyperionbooks.com/titlepage.asp?ISBN=140130902X&SUBJECT=Parenting
Description: In this book, journalist Alexandra Robbins delivers a poignant, funny, riveting narrative that explores how our high-stakes educational culture has spiraled out of control. High school isn’t what it used to be. With record numbers of students competing fiercely to get into college, schools are no longer primarily places of learning. They’re dog-eat-dog battlegrounds in which kids must set aside interests and passions in order to strategize over how to game the system. In this increasingly stressful environment, kids aren’t defined by their character or hunger for knowledge, but by often arbitrary scores and statistics.

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